Detecting Foodborne Pathogen That Causes Listeriosis Using Low-Cost Nano-Biosensor, University of Maine, National Chio Tung and Apex Biotechnology Study

Published: Mar 14, 2013

The foodborne bacteria Listeria monocytogenes sickens about 2,500 people in the U.S. each year and many more worldwide, killing about 25-30% of those infected. Listeriosis is caused by eating food contaminated with L. monocytogenes, and current methods for detecting the bacteria are costly and time consuming. An innovative nanotechnology-based method for developing an inexpensive biosensor to detect the pathogen in food is described in Industrial Biotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers. The articles are available free on the Industrial Biotechnology website.*

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