Much too often when antibiotics are prescribed without knowing whether it is a bacterial infection or not. This can be avoided with the "fluidLab" by the Anvajo GmbH from Dresden. The device is hardly any bigger than a smartphone. Blood samples can be analyzed within a minute.

Fluidlab R-300 – The lab-in-a-pocket (Source: anvajo GmbH, Dresden)

For a direct and reliable diagnosis of infection, it is sufficient to place a drop of blood together with a reagent on the sample holder. The result is available in just a few minutes. Anvajo developed the portable laboratory for point-of-care testing based on several years of patented research. It is based on the idea of combining two areas of laboratory diagnostics – spectroscopy and microscopy – in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. In addition to blood, other liquids can also be analyzed. Easy to use and cost-effective, it offers a wide range of possible applications, for example in medicine, environmental technology, food analysis or research.

From hardware design to software development to the study of biochemical reactions, the entire manufacturing process takes place at Anvajo. The miniaturized laboratory for specific infection tests is scheduled to come onto the market in 2019, and further products are in preparation. Among other things, a device for measuring hemoglobin is planned. Fast and inexpensive blood analysis could help millions of people suffering from anemia worldwide.

As a project that originally started at the Dresden University of Technology, anvajo can now look back on 7 years of innovative research and successful product development with uninterrupted growth. As part of the business expansion, the new anvajo headquarters in Dresden was moved into in January 2020. All company departments are united under one roof on over 1,500 square meters.

Anvajo GmbH, Dresden