Vision

It is urgent to provide portable diagnostic tools to ensure rapid, affordable and simple analysis in many scenarios of our society (hospitals, airports, doctor’s practice, roadside police controls, natural environment). However, conventional analytical methods often require a large volume of sample and complicated time-consuming protocols. The more portable ones are based on low-sensitive immunochromatographic strips or electrochemical detection systems, whereas desktop systems are sensitive and semi-automatic but bulky and heavy.

The LABONFOIL mission is to create and demonstrate an innovative capability and economy in point of care systems for the benefit of society through a rapid, ubiquitous and minimally invasive diagnostic devices for health and environment. This should be the seed of a new industry.

The right balance between relevant, feasible and efficient research.
IKERLAN-IK4, Technological Research Centre. | J.M. Arizmendiarrieta N2 | 20500 Arrasate-Mondragon | Spain | jmruano@ikerlan.es