Within the Eurostars project „Comprehensive qualitative/quantitative multi-pathogen IVD workflow for immunocompromised patients (Im-compr-IVD)“ an IVD workflow covering sample preparation up to clinical relevant diagnosis of infection in immunocompromised patients will be developed. Deliverables are:
Design, development and preclinical validation of QIC-Finder assay with novel primers and probes for qualitative and quantitative screening of 23 pathogens (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic);
Detection instrumentation and interpretation software optimized for assay performance;
Instructions for high quality DNA/RNA extraction from plasma.
Partners are Pathofinder (Netherlands, Coordinator), Ella Biotech (Germany), IT-IS International Ltd. (United Kingdom) and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Eurostars projects are co-funded by EUREKA member countries and the European Union Horizon 2020 Framework program.