The core strength of the interdisciplinary DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS (DxS) research group is geared towards adding value to the development of industrial projects. The group focuses on conceiving, designing and implementing innovative bio-analytical prototype solutions as well as novel technological building blocks to serve unmet diagnostic and medtech needs.

Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics

  • High-sensitivity assays
  • Sophisticated capture molecules and detection systems
  • Innovative rapid testing
  • System integration
  • Efficient sample processing
  • Smart functionalized biosensors

Cellular systems

  • Bioavailability, biocompatibility testing
  • Bioactivity assays
  • 3D cellular models (host-pathogen-interactions)
  • Microphysiological systems

Molecular diagnostics

  • Pathogen identification 
  • Human Genetics
  • Gene expression
  • qPCR or other amplification methods
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Nanopore-based sequencing
  • Cell-free DNA testing

Medical devices & sensors 

  • Microfluidics
  • Data acquisition & processing
  • Prototype instrument solutions
  • Drug delivery systems

Senior researchers

Pfeifer Marc Emil
Contact:
Professeur·e HES, Prof. Dr. Marc Emil Pfeifer
Institut Technologies du vivant

Dr. Sergio Schmid, Responsable de l’Institut



Rue de l'Industrie 19
CH - 1950 Sion