TechConnect Innovation Program

Single Pathogen Detection with the Naked Eye

University of Minnesota, MN, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A test kit based on a novel signal amplification method allows for detection of extremely low concentrations of pathogens such as bacteria in food or bioterrorism agents.

Primary Application Area: Foods & Agriculture

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Unlike most methods of pathogen detection, this technology is a cost-effective, equipment free assay that enables visual detection of very low concentrations of molecules in a wide range of applications. It allows sensitive bioassays to be run outside a lab.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 633

Website: http://www.research.umn.edu/techcomm/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners