Announcing the GE European
Whatman diagnostics competition

A competition by and for diagnostics innovators

GE European Whatman diagnostics competition

Do you have an interesting idea or marker for an innovative diagnostic test? Do you need help with the design and development of your diagnostic test system?

Enter the first GE European* Whatman Dx competition, co-sponsored by Mologic Ltd, for the chance to win a 3-day coaching engagement on assay development with renowned diagnostic test development expert, Dr. Klaus Hochleitner.

Dr. Hochleitner is a recognized global expert in membrane-based detection and analysis systems. He has published extensively and is in demand as a speaker on this topic.

The competition winner can choose to come to Dassel, Germany, to visit the GE Healthcare Life Sciences Membrane Centre of Excellence with our state-of-the-art equipment, or let the GE and Mologic teams come to your site.

Entries must be received by 31 August, 2019, and the winner will be announced by 30 September, 2019.

*Applicants must be based in Europe. View Terms and Conditions.


Dr. Klaus Hochleitner, Diagnostic Test Development Expert, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

How to enter


The following projects and applicants are eligible for submission to this competition:

  • Users with an idea or a marker for a diagnostic test system needing help with test design and development.
  • The diagnostic test systems must use a lateral-flow, flow-through, dipstick or line blot platform.
  • The diagnostics test systems can be either molecular- or immuno-based.
  • The project must be innovative and have a positive impact on quality of life.
  • For these test systems there is no simple test kit commercially available so far.
  • All submissions must be made in English.
  • Applicant and laboratory must be based in Europe.

How to send your entry

By submitting your proposal you accept the terms and conditions of this competition.

  1. Read the terms and conditions of the competition.
  2. Tell us about your idea in an email.
  3. E-mail your application to:

What to tell us

Please provide the following details in your email:
  • What is the target molecule(s) to be detected?
  • Tell us about the sample type being analyzed.
  • What is the current method to detect the molecule?
  • Why is it important to have a simple test?
  • What do you have available for the development work (facilities, equipment, reagents)?
  • Tell us about your previous experience with this/these specific target molecule(s).
  • What are your ideas for commercialization of the test: potential market size, end-users?
  • Would you like GE staff to visit you for the development coaching activity, or would you prefer to visit the GE Healthcare Life Sciences Membrane Center of Excellence in Dassel, Germany?