Jobst Technologies got granted the new project “Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Bird transmitter for the hormone level monitoring of free-moving birds”.

Subject of the project with €1.52 million funding from Max Planck Society Munich, is an autonomous miniaturized laboratory for collecting blood, measuring the level of stress hormones and sending the signal from the free moving bird to the “ground station”. 

Jobst Technologies GmbH will develop the automated blood- sampling- and microfluidic- system enabling integration and operation of the assay. Jobst Technologies’ micropumps and flow rate sensor will also be used as enabling components.

Project partners are the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.