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Open Call Project
Revolutionizing Industrial Microbial Detection

Transforming Industrial Diagnostics with FluIDect's Microfluidic Technology

In the ever-evolving field of microfluidics, FluIDect is leading the way with groundbreaking technology that is set to revolutionize microbial detection and quality control in industrial environments. This innovation leverages the capabilities of microfluidic technology to introduce a novel sensor system designed for continuous, real-time monitoring of liquid products for specific microbial presence.

Technology Description

At the core of FluIDect's innovation is the Fluorescent Resonator Signature (FRS) technology. This sophisticated approach uses fluorescent, surface-functionalized polymer microbeads that bind to target microbes through antibody interactions while floating freely in the liquid analyte. As these microbeads pass through a measuring channel, they are energized by a laser, causing them to emit a characteristic wavelength glow due to Whispering Gallery Modes formed inside the beads. This glowing allows for the optical identification and quantification of the bound microbes or proteins.

This technology represents a significant leap forward in microbial detection, enabling continuous monitoring and dramatically enhancing quality control processes across various industries, including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and water treatment. By providing real-time monitoring, FluIDect's system ensures product safety, reduces contamination risks, and optimizes manufacturing processes.

Impact and Applications

FluIDect's sensor technology offers unprecedented precision and efficiency in microbial detection, poised to have a significant impact across multiple sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Ensuring product sterility and safety with higher confidence levels.

  • Food and Beverage Sector: Continuous monitoring of production lines for microbial contamination, reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses.

  • Water Treatment Facilities: Real-time monitoring of water quality, ensuring safe drinking water and regulatory compliance.

FluIDect's Microfluidic Technology

Join us at the forefront of industrial diagnostics! Contact us today to explore how FluIDect's cutting-edge microfluidic technology can transform your quality control processes.

Infographic of FluIDect's technology used in their SheroScan system to detect microbes on the spot.

Develop a microfluidic sensor system for continuous, real-time microbial detection.
Ensure compatibility with various industrial applications.
Enhance precision and throughput in quality control processes.


Technical Management: MIH oversees project coordination, ensuring smooth communication and execution.
Microfluidic Chip Design: Micronit b.v. focuses on the design and manufacturing of microfluidic chips.
Fluidic Simulation: Bionic Surface Technologies GmbH optimizes the fluidic system through advanced simulation techniques.
Prototype Development: FluIDect, in collaboration with MIH and partners, develops scalable prototypes for real-world applications.


Integration of FRS technology for high sensitivity in detecting specific microbes.
Durable and reliable sensor system for continuous operation in industrial settings.
Ease of use and seamless integration with existing quality control workflows.

The Role of the #MIHfamily

To bring this innovative technology to market, FluIDect has partnered with the Microfluidics Innovation Hub (MIH) and other key collaborators. This partnership underscores a shared commitment to advancing microfluidic technologies and their practical applications.

  • MIH: Provides project management and communication support, coordinating all project activities seamlessly.

  • Micronit b.v.: Offers extensive expertise in designing and manufacturing microfluidic chips, crucial for developing and optimizing the sensor system.

  • Bionic Surface Technologies GmbH: Specializes in fluidic simulation, enhancing the system's efficiency through optimized flow behavior.

Together, these partners are instrumental in transforming FluIDect's prototype into a scalable, commercially viable product. By leveraging collective expertise, FluIDect is well-positioned to navigate the complexities of product development, regulatory approval, and market entry.

Partners Involved

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Stay tuned as we continue to advance the field of industrial microbial detection. Explore how FluIDect's cutting-edge technology can enhance safety and efficiency in your operations.

Services and Technologies

FluIDect's innovative approach, combined with the MIH's and partners' expertise, is set to redefine how industries handle microbial detection and quality control. Our collective goal is to make continuous, real-time monitoring accessible and reliable, enhancing safety and efficiency across various sectors.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 research & innovation programme under grant agreement no. 862092.

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