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Carbon coatings functionalised with DNA: DiaCharge

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The four partners (two research institutes and two SME) follow an interdisciplinary strategy to combine four components in a new diagnostic device:

1. simple extraction and conditioning of nucleic acids,

2. surface coating and coupling of specific nucleic acid fragments,

3. highly specific sensor array,

4. simple and robust read-out device.

NTTF Coatings is responsible for the development of surface coating and read-out device. For the project, NTTF Coatings has developed an amorphous carbon coating with integrated primary amine groups. Compared to other surface functionalization methods, this plasma coating offers the following advantages:

The Project

DiaCharge receives funding from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research in the frame of the programme KMU-innovativ (grant reference: 031A192B). Preliminary studies received funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Traffic, Agriculture and Viticulture of the Land Rhineland-Palatinate in the frame of the programme InnoTop (file reference: 2404.1710.35375).