The H2020 IMPETUS project combines paper, printing and microchip technologies to realize a pilot line in an industrial environment capable of manufacturing fully integrated paper-based electrochemical biosensors that directly transfer the measured data to the user’s smartphone. These biosensors are designed as self-powered disposable test cards (standard credit card size) that combine the simplicity of lateral flow tests with quantitative readout, which is enabled by the implemented electrochemical detection method. As an application example, IMPETUS will fulfil the consumer need for fast and inexpensive point-of-care discrimination between bacterial and viral infections. IMPETUS is a collaborative project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (topic H2020-PILOTS-05-2017 Paper-based electronics) under grant agreement No 761167 and is coordinated by Dr. Rainer Hainberger of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH.

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