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PortPath: A Portable Device for Detecting Pathogens

Project description

New technique for rapid detection of cholera bacteria

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, is usually found in food or water contaminated by faeces from a person with the infection. Fast and cost-efficient detection methods for this pathogen are in high demand. Current positive detection takes several hours and is very expensive. The EU-funded PortPath project is developing a new approach for the detection of pathogens (with emphasis on the cholera pathogen). Based on automated analysis of water samples contaminated with pathogens, this method is faster and cheaper than previous detection methods. It can also be used by non-medical practitioners. Specifically, easy-to-use software is coupled with low-cost hardware to show whether pathogens are present in a water sample.

Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data