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Lab on a chip - Early-warning platform for food safety

Lab on a chip - Early-warning platform for food safety

Every year, over 23 million people in Europe fall ill from unsafe food, leading to 5,000 death cases. 

Food contaminations are mostly monitored in plants using time consuming methods with analysis time of up to a week. By that time, some of the contaminated products are released to the market and consumed. This food testing paradox is demonstrated by the enormous rate of 50 weekly recalls across the EU and USA. The Technion developed a technology for sensitive, real time detection of analytes, validated in different environments. Technology is based on several concentration techniques in lab on a chip format. Our goal is to integrate the technology into food safety products and services such as the one developed by SwissDeCode, to obtain testing results in real time. Our solutions will improve society well-being and minimize recalls, as well as improve production efficiency by early detection of contaminations, decrease production loss and shorten ingredients or finish goods on hold.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

TECHNION, ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Grupo AN S.Coop
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
MASPEX
SwissDeCode
ENERGY PULSE SYSTEMS
EUFIC

Project Lead

Yechezkel Kashi
Institution

Technion

Contact details

kashi@technion.ac.il

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