Cancer detection


Together with our partner Qurin Diagnostics we are working on the development and commercialization of a diagnostic platform for early detection of cancer in urine, which is an accessible and easy-to-use diagnostic test. 




Detection as a crucial part of the treatment


Being diagnosed with cancer is as devastating for the patient as it is for the loved ones and for society. Cancer is a final stage of a process characterized by accumulation of epigenetic and genetic alterations. Treatment still proves to be complex when the disease is diagnosed at an advanced stage. Thus, we believe that an early diagnosis will significantly contribute to an effective treatment and prevent a severe course of the disease.


Together with our partner, we are developing a versatile photonic biochip platform for early diagnosis by noninvasive cancer testing, using urine as a liquid biopsy and detecting free hypermethylated DNA.




Biomarker Technology


The easy to use, affordable, fast and accurate diagnostic device for mass screening will detect the disease in an early stage, is combined with biomarker panels specific for multiple cancer types and thereby significantly increase the survival of cancer patients.

To reach this goal we are simultaneously developing a photonic based diagnostic instrument and biomarker panels for numerous subtypes of cancer in collaboration with our academic and industrial partners.




For early cancer diagnosis, extremely low concentrations of small fragments of hypermethylated DNA have to be detected in urine. With Surfix’s photonic biochip, the detection of low pM concentrations of small target DNA fragments (5-10 kDa) is possible as demonstrated in the measurements on the right side.





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