Medica: Rapid one-step identification of bacteria, viruses and fungi

Faster diagnosis of sepsis pathogens

Fraunhofer IGB Press Release /

Microbial pathogens can be diagnosed unambiguously and within just 24 hours by means of high-throughput sequencing of their genetic makeup and special bioinformatics evaluation algorithms. Fraunhofer researchers have validated this in a clinical study with sepsis patients. The researchers present the NGS diagnosis platform at Medica in Düsseldorf from November 13–17, 2017.