Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria

Timothy Swager and Alexander Klibanov with Kent Harvey 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

The technology from this project was spun out into a startup company, Xibus Systems

See Kent present their project at IdeaStream 2018 below. 


See Myles present their project at IdeaStream 2017 below.