Facilitating Global Innovation & Partnering


Rapid Detection for Food Safety

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Date/Time: June 27, 2018 - June 28, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm

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Advances in Genomics, Capture Technologies & High Throughput Detection

In the US alone, there are an estimated 47.8 million illnesses, over 127,000 hospitalizations and 3,000-plus deaths attributed to foodborne illness each year. Traditional means for microbial detection can no longer match the pace of today’s food processing and global distribution networks. Emerging rapid sensor and detection platforms can provide the timely and actionable information needed to lessen the human and economic burdens levied by foodborne disease.

This conference will feature presentations on emerging optical, nanotechnological, spectroscopic and electrochemical technologies for pathogen detection, including label-free and high-throughput methods. Novel ligands for pathogen capture will be examined, along with benefits and challenges of these new methods and a comparison to existing techniques. Label-free approaches and the advantages of novel bioaffinity ligands will also be highlighted.