The overall aim of SEPTIMET is to improve the speed, accuracy and reproducibility of diagnostic tests for the identification and treatment of sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening infection where time to diagnosis is critical to patient outcome. This clinically driven project will develop and characterise reference systems to support confident application of existing tests and investigate metrological support for new and innovative approaches that offer the next generation of diagnostic solutions. Moreover, the outcomes of the project will also support IVD manufacturers, aiming to develop fast tests to support sepsis treatment, in meeting developments in EU diagnostic regulation.
This is a joint research project carried out in the framework of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) (see:http://www.euramet.org/research-innovation/empir/). The EMPIR initiative is co-funded by the European Unions's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the participating states. METAS is one of the project partners in the project.