Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria

Timothy Swager and Alexander Klibanov with Myles Herbert and Qifan Zhang

Foodborne illnesses can lead to human sufferings, expensive medical treatments, lawsuits, government sanctions, product recalls, tarnished corporate reputations, and sometimes even result in death.  This project will develop an inexpensive biosensor able to rapidly detect multiple types of pathogenic bacteria in food and water to prevent widespread infection.

This grant is funded by the JWAFS Solution Program

See Myles present their project at IdeaStream 2017 below.