Fast detection of small amounts of bacteria in water will have widespread applications
Not all bacteria are created equal. Although most are beneficial, the ones that are not can do a lot of damage. Detecting these pathogens wherever they live, be it in hospitals, on plants or in the grocery store – and doing it quickly and reliably even when present in small amounts – is critical to human health and economic well-being. Current methods face significant limitations. The EU-funded MARILIA project is implementing novel technologies and tools for identifying and characterising pathogens in a new detection assay to identify human pathogens in water. Bacterial waterborne diseases include cholera, typhoid fever and dysentery, which present serious complications. Assessment of the assay's commercial potential could lead to the creation of a start-up to take the product to market and enhance the health and safety of people around the world.
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