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FPC@DCU

The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Embedded Bioanalytical Systems "FPC@DCU" is a one-stop shop for rapid and cost-efficient development of high technology-readiness level microfluidic platforms for decentralised bioanalytical testing.

In FPC@DCU, Dublin City University (DCU) and the German Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) partner to provide time- and cost-efficient development of microfluidic platforms for bioanalytical testing.  FPC@DCU is able to rapidly advance systems to high technology readiness levels (TRLs), thereby substantially de-risking the product development process for commercial customers. Combined with the seamless capability of scale-up from prototyping to production, FPC@DCU develops “fit-for-industry” solutions addressing a broad range of market opportunities.

FPC@DCU will focus on supporting commercially-relevant research and development through strategic research programmes, generation of intellectual property, and close-to-market process and product development. To tackle the highly multidisciplinary challenges, FPC@DCU will very actively seek collaboration with partners from industry, research institutes, academia and end-user networks.