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  • June 19, 2020
    Searching for the impact of pre-analytical parameters

    team — The BIRD research group aims to bring blood-based infrared molecular fingerprints closer to clinical, daily setting of monitoring human health, we would like to evaluate the impact of pre-analytical parameters. Towards this end we are just preparing a new Lasers4Life study where we investigate the influence of blood sampling parameters to the molecular fingerprinting.

    Thus, we are turning to you all as we are in search for volunteers of all ages, to participate in our study and actively collaborate in our research. Any information from your participation will be fully anonymized.

    You may come either on 30th June or on 2nd July 2020 between 8 am and 12 am/noon to the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA), Am Coulombwall 1b, 85748 Garching. The team would expect you to participate twice. Another invitation for a second donation will follow in September this year. The researchers will explain to you the study, you will fill out a short questionnaire and donate 50 ml of your blood. It will altogether take around 20 minutes of your precious time, something we would highly appreciate. Please do not eat anything on that very day prior to visiting us. We will gladly provide all the volunteers with a small snack afterwards.

    All volunteers interested in participating are kindly asked to directly contact our study team via following email: where you may ask any further questions you might have.