KSK DIAGNOSTICS GMBH

contact

Dr. Stefan Kulick
Koenigstrasse 4a
22767 Hamburg
PHONE: +49 40 / 63674 720
FAX: +49 40 / 63674 719

stefan.kulick@ksk-diagnostics.com
www.ksk-diagnostics.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 5
FOUNDING YEAR: 2014

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company profile

KSK Diagnostics GmbH is focused on the development, production and
marketing of test systems based on its unique isothermal amplification
technology allowing the rapid diagnostic of infectious diseases, antibiotic
resistances and tumor markers.
KSK Diagnostics GmbH has developed KDx rITA®, a novel isothermal
amplification technology. Key benefit of this technology is the reduction
of run time from sample to result to less than 30 minutes. This enables
precise therapeutic decisions in a new dimension beyond medical laboratories
and time consuming sample logistics. Only a minimal instrumental
effort is needed to run the test. The tests can be executed by trained medical
staff near patient’s site. High specificity and sensitivity will be achieved
through amplification on high and constant temperature. Sensitivity and
specificity are at least on the level of Real-Time PCR systems but KDx rITA®
is less sensitive to inhibitory substances. The amplification and analysis
takes only 15 minutes. Isothermal amplification makes it possible to use
simple and robust instruments. However, also standard Real-Time PCR
cyclers already existing in diagnostic laboratories can be used.
Using KDx rITA tests multiple targets can be analyzed in one tube.
The high level multiplexing is an enormous advantage in contrast to other
isothermal procedures.
KSK Diagnostics GmbH has its headquarters in Hamburg. Its founders
Dr. Stefan Kulick, Dr. Peter Scheinert and Dr. Guido Krupp are an experienced
management team with a successful track record. Innovationsstarter
Fonds Hamburg and High-Tech Gründerfonds are among the company’s
investors.