ELECTROCHEMICAL MICROBIAL SENSOR

OVERVIEW

Clean water and food, free from pathogens, is the need of the hour. By 2025, it is estimated that half of the world’s population will be in water-stressed areas [1]. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year approximately 48 million Americans (1 in 6 Americans) contract a foodborne disease [2,3]. We are developing sensors that enable the instantaneous detection of microbes in water and pathogens in food. e.g., E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, etc.

Advantages:

  • Enable remote sensing and monitoring

  • Fast detection of microbes (less than 1 second)

  • Self-diagnostic, designed for automatic operation with no  maintenance required

[1] https://www.unwater.org/new-publication-whounicef-joint-monitoring-programme-2017-report/

[2] https://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/index.html

[3] https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/index.html

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