1. Clinical studies – performance of Germany-wide, multi-center studies by Fraunhofer IME:
Evaluation of the value of innovative imaging in the early diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with dermatologically confirmed psoriasis vulgaris and a risk of developing PsA.
2. Biomarker search – analysis of liquid biopsy samples by Fraunhofer ITEM and Fraunhofer IZI:
Analytical methods for liquid biopsy samples for diagnostics and biomarker search will be established based on a large repertoire of methods for various analytes (cells, cell-free DNA and RNAs, exosomes).
3. Software development – implementation of software models by Fraunhofer FIT and Fraunhofer IGD:
Development of visualization and evaluation software for different imaging methods.
4. Big Data – evaluation of the large quantities of data by Fraunhofer IAIS:
Development of evaluation algorithms in the sense of data mining/machine learning strategies in order to analyze data from the various projects.