Innovation Prize 2015 – Pioneer work in developing rapid diagnostic tests
This year 101 participants applied for the 13th Innovation Prize of the county Göttingen. IBA was nominated together with the Fassisi GmbH for the joint project in the category “candidates with more than 20 employees”. Among the 29 nominees, the diagnostic test for veterinary diseases of IBA and Fassisi was choosen as one of the top five innovations.
Veteri-nost® is a prototype and represents a rapid and cost-effective device. It is based on IBA’s Strep-tag®/Strep-Tactin® technology that is used as standardized diagnostic tool. The analysis is similar to a pregnancy test. A test strip changes the color if disease related proteins are present.
For the measurement, blood or other body fluids are used to determine pathological changes.
Dr. Joachim Bertram, the managing director of IBA, states: “This technology sets a new benchmark for rapid diagnostic tests. The procedures can be applied to various antigens. Similar to a puzzle, one part of the system can easily be exchanged so that a different pathogen is detected. This is completely new and pioneering.”
A movie introducing our innovation is available on YouTube:
Further information about IBA and the Innovation Prize 2015 can be gathered in the following articles: