© K. Dobberke for Fraunhofer ISC
NanoFRET – new rapid test for malaria
The Fraunhofer Institutes ISC and IME teamed up with the University of Tübingen for a new highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test to detect malaria parasites in blood. Special antibodies able to identify proteins from the malaria parasite are coupled to novel fluorescent nanoparticles. The detection of the pathogen will then be based on a special technique (time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer TR-FRET).