Clinical Diagnostics

Our range of services

Together with leading experts from the fields of laboratory diagnostics, pharmacy and biotechnology, Fraunhofer ILT is developing compact customized μFACS systems (Microchip Based Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter). These can be designed as pure screening systems for high sample throughput or as platforms for clinical laboratory diagnostics. The technical solutions of Fraunhofer ILT include, among others, OEM modules that can be integrated – via their interfaces – in fully automated machines and diagnostic production lines for routine diagnostics and are suitable for continuous operation.

Selective laser-induced etching (SLE) can be used to produce complex 3D structures in glass. Thus, the µFACS devices can be provided with additional functions on the microfluidic chip such as droplet generators for droplet-based microfluidics or switches for species selection that can be activated optically.

The services “Clinical Diagnostics” offers range from feasibility studies to prototype development all the way to the implementation of small series devices.

Microfluidic component made out of glass.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Microfluidic component made out of glass.
Microfluidics for the analysis of liquid samples.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Microfluidics for the analysis of liquid samples.
Sorting chip for analyzing and isolating cells in a blood sample.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Sorting chip for analyzing and isolating cells in a blood sample.

Clinical Diagnostics

  • μFACS systems
  • Optically controlled microfluidic sorters
  • Multiplex diagnostics
  • Droplet-based microfluidics
  • High-throughput screening
  • Selective laser-induced etching (SLE) in fused silica


Our brochures offer a quick view onto our service portfolio. Find more detailed information in the “project results“ tab.


“Prototyping and Manufacturing of Microfluidic Chips made of Fused Silica“


Laser technology can solve demanding tasks in many different industries. Whether as a tool in automotive production, as measuring equipment in the environmental sector, as a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument in medical technology or as a communication medium in space technology, the laser provides multiple uses with high productivity and high efficiency.

Read up about the innovations of the Fraunhofer ILT in a few selected industries and convince yourself!


Research with us!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about general topics! Our contact persons are happy to get in touch with you.


Meineke, G., Flitsch, D., Lenenbach, A., Noll, R.: 
Fluorescence sensors for parallel measurements in multichannel microfluidic devices covering the full channel cross sections

Proc. SPIE 8615, 86151C-1 (7 S.) (2013)

Poprawe, R.
Laseranwendung in der Medizin
In: Innovationen in Medizin und Gesundheitswesen. Hrsg.: V. Schumpelick, B. Vogel. Beitr. d. Symposiums vom 24. bis 26. 9. 2009 in Cadenabbia. Freiburg, Basel, Wien: Herder 2010. pp. 241-252. ISBN 978-3-451-30383-8

C. Janzen, A. Lenenbach, P. Jander, R. Noll
Neue Lasermesssysteme für bioanalytische und klinisch-diagnostische Aufgabenstellungen
2011, 307-314, 2008

Our services cover a wide range of topics. Related topics to Clinical Diagnostics and further research and development focuses can be found under the following links.