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food safety diagnostics

We are developing an accelerated microbiological diagnosis of food, without the full procedure of isolating genetic material.

About the project

Genetics for diagnosis

To date, the most common methods for detecting microbial contamination are tests that rely on culture. However, despite the high sensitivity and specificity of the tests, it is a tedious and time-consuming process.

We set ourselves the task of enabling the use of a fast and relatively inexpensive method of identifying harmful bacteria in the form of genetic testing. Due to low equipment requirements, genetic isothermal testing methods are an ideal solution for rapid veterinary diagnostics and in the food industry.

Our goal

Food safety

According to a report presented by the World Health Agency in 2015, food-borne infectious diseases can cause both short-term symptoms commonly referred to as food poisoning, or lead to long-term negative health effects like kidney or liver failure or neurological disorders. A particularly serious course is seen among children under the age of 5, pregnant women and the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

Our goal is to minimize this risk.

Application of technology

For the benefit of consumers

Diseases caused by bacterial infection are a significant threat to health and even life. One of the most common infectious diseases – both in humans and animals – is Salmonellosis. Animals and animal products are considered the main source of Salmonella. The risk of salmonellosis remains a major challenge for the food, animal husbandry and water processing industries, which translates into a threat to consumer safety.