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There is movement in Moers’ city centre. In addition to numerous new gastronomic offers, Medipee GmbH opened its doors in the alleys of the old town for the first time a few weeks ago. The medical technology company is working on a world first: a device for automatic and contactless urinalysis.

In the transparent factory on Pfefferstraße, citizens should get an insight into the work of the start-up: “We want to actively shape future medicine and talk to guarantors, doctors, experts and experts,” explains Noel Schäfer, marketing manager at Medipee. The Medipee Lab, as the official title of the start-up’s branch is, is to become a place of encounter and become a well-known address in the city with regular events on the subject of health.

The apple-sized device developed by Medipee is attached to the toilet similar to a fragrance stone and takes samples of urine completely contactlessly and automatically. Thomas Prokopp, initiator and co-founder, came up with the idea through a case of illness in the family: “We want urinalysis to become routine like daily brushing. There are an incredible number of parameters in the urine with which we can prevent diseases through prevention – but medicine is still in its infancy!”

“The official opening of the Medipee Lab is to take place in a few weeks,” says Frank Willems, business angel and managing director of Medipee GmbH: “We are currently still waiting for the corona situation and are looking forward to opening our new premises in the heart of the city shortly!”