SwissDeCode has the vision of building trust and securing the global food value chain. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the company helps food producers to grow and supply food that is safe to eat by delivering real time certification of authenticity, safety and quality of products, processes and premises.
SwissDeCode’s DNAFoil® technology allows farmers, food manufacturers and other agents in the food value chain to quickly detect soil, animal and plant diseases, as well as food contamination or adulteration, on the spot and without long lab delays.
Competences & Capabilities
With over 280.000 DNA fingerprints in our library, we can offer customised food safety solutions to any agents along the food value chain.
Our main areas of expertise are:
- Food quality and food safety
- Bacteria control
- Anti-fraud technology
- Anti-counterfeit technology
- Innovative foodtech and agritech solutions
- Process equipment innovation
- Industrial processes optimisation
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain
Rapid methods solve this problem, but they need to be proven to work as well as the standard microbiological methods that they replace
This project will build a diagnostic platform that: Meets specific requirements of the food industry (low cost and low limit of detection); Is not subject to shortages due to clinical testing demand; Can improve the on-site testing capacity of food industries; Provide resilience to new pandemics and increase microbial contamination monitoring
Food contaminations are mostly monitored in plants using time consuming methods with analysis time of up to a week