Over the past few years, the Fraunhofer Future Foundation has supported the RIBOLUTION project consortium, which takes an innovative approach to identifying new biomarkers for modern diagnostic solutions. The RIBOLUTION Biomarker Center was set up as part of a close cooperation involving five Fraunhofer institutes and several universities. It was opened on April 26, 2016, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig.
At the RIBOLUTION Biomarker Center, novel biomarkers are identified based on ribonucleic acids and developed through to clinical “proof of concept” with the aid of selected patient cohorts. At present, activities are primarily focused on development programs in the areas of prostate cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and infectious diseases.