amoebaPURE: Amoeba as Natural Containers for Pathogen Transport
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, United States
Amoeba cysts for pathogen transport has the advantages of using an environmentally tolerant system supporting pathogen growth and virulence and resistant to contamination.Pathogens persist in cysts for years and then emerge when the amoebae excyst.Cysts are composed of cellulose-like material,extremely resistant to biocide and mechanical lysis,naturally protecting enclosed pathogens.
Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
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Value Proposition: Hospitals, environmental monitors, and scientific researchers can now transport clinical and environmental pathogenic samples for identification and diagnosis to laboratories in a safe and effective manner. amoebaPURE allows increased shipping times while reducing sample degradation and ensuring sample integrity.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 618
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Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Development / License Partners