Listeria Proof of Concept Project
- Date: Feb 2019 – Jul 2019
- Client: Retailers, Research center, Food producers.
Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacterium that can cause serious infections in vulnerable populations, such as young children, elderly people, pregnant women and immunocompromised people. The pathogen causes high hospitalization and mortality rates (20-30%) and has been implicated as a causative agent of
Improved and accurate techniques that provide fast detection are of great
Aim of the project was to test and develop a biosensor specified in Listeria monocytogenes, in order to allow rapid and robust detection of the pathogen in fresh produce before they hit the market.
- Development of the first Listeria Biosensor that detects the pathogen in lettuce samples with 78% accuracy.
- Pathogen’s limit of detection in lettuce samples: 102 log10 CFU g-1.
EMBIO Diagnostics (EMBIO) designs and develops custom based hardware solutions and consults as an expert in the biotechnology at a global scale.