The Fraunhofer ivD-platform consists of a cartridge the size of a credit card (»lab-on-a-chip«) and a base station. Blood, or other biological fluids, can be placed directly onto the cartridge, and are then able to be analyzed automatically in the base station within 10 to 15 minutes. The use of microarrays makes multiparameter diagnosis possible, and also allows a range of capture molecules to be used, such as antibodies, proteins, peptides, glycans or oligonucleotides. For its customers and partners, the institute is able to transfer existing tests (e.g. ELISAs, DNA microarrays, etc.) onto the ivD-platform, to optimize them and provide technical verification, and even ivD certification.