Freiburg-based Spindiag GmbH presents its innovative SARS-CoV-2 rapid PCR test system Rhonda at EXPO 2020 in Dubai – analog and virtual.

“Connecting Minds, Creating Future,” is the theme of EXPO 2020, the World Exposition taking place in Dubai from October 2021 to March 2022 following the Corona-related postponement in 2020.  The state of Baden-Württemberg has its own pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai. The Freiburg-based in vitro diagnostics start-up Spindiag is showcasing its innovative point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 rapid PCR testing system in the pavilion.

Along with the Baden-Württemberg EXPO 2020 project group, consisting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, IAO, Stuttgart, as the scientific driving force, the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Engineers (INGBW), Stuttgart, and the Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM), the start-up, that was founded in 2016, represents the Baden-Wuerttemberg, economic, scientific and innovation ecosystem that is among the world leaders with its unique combination of engineering and life sciences.

Rhonda in Baden-Württemberg Pavilion

Source: Spindiag, ©️ CATALIN MARIN

Visitors to the Baden-Württemberg Pavilion can explore the “land of inventors and thinkers” both, on-site and virtually. This is possible by a so-called “digital twin” of the pavilion. This is a 3D real-time application that allows visitors to take a virtual tour through the pavilion from anywhere in the world by using streaming technology, an approach like the well-known artificial world of computer gaming.

Spindiag is showcased at the media station “Creating the body’s own medicine”. Under the heading “Lab-on-a Chip”, the Rhonda SARS-CoV-2 PCR rapid testing system is being presented. The mini-lab enables targeted, PCR-based infection control, at the point of care. A Rhonda test can detect the  SARS coronavirus 2 in less than one hour, hence enables reliable hygiene decisions and contributes to breaking potential transmission chains.

Those who cannot travel to Dubai in person, can access the “Digital twin” via the link below for a short virtual tour through the Baden-Wuerttemberg Pavilion to the media station “Creating the body’s own medicine”/ “Lab-on-a Chip”: 

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