The Fraunhofer Center for Digital Diagnostics, with its office at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology - Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses (IZI-BB) in Potsdam, is organized into three programs with different requirements and corresponding technological focus:

Professional Testing



The "Professional Testing" program is concerned with solutions and technologies that enable medical professionals to perform complex diagnostics on acute and chronically ill patients quickly and close to them, also in the outpatient area, e.g. in the general practitioner's office, and thus enable rapid digitally-supported medical decision-making, if necessary also supported by medical professionals via telemedicine. Classical patient samples, also obtained invasively, can be used for this purpose. This field of application is characterized by high demands on precision, depth of information and speed of diagnostics.

On-Site Testing



The "On-Site Testing" program focuses on diagnostic procedures that can be performed independently on site by the persons to be treated. Accordingly, the requirements for ease of use are very high, the sample material is limited to minimally invasive and non-invasive samples, and the solutions require a high degree of integration and robustness. Results are digitally analyzed and intelligently interpreted, and shared with relevant healthcare providers for further decision making, if necessary.

Home Monitoring & Wearables


The "Home Monitoring & Wearables" program aims at the sensor-based use in wearables or permanently installed, e.g. in the home environment, for continuous medical monitoring of relevant parameters. This includes both the parameters obtained from persons undergoing medical treatment and the integration of data from the patient's environment. Here, too, the results are digitally analyzed and intelligently interpreted and, if necessary, shared with the relevant healthcare providers for further decision-making. The data collected in this field of application usually requires little or no sample collection and processing.