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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: AquaSparkTM : rapid environmental monitoring of Listeria monocytogenes
Authors: Ganz, Giverny
Reinau, Lukas
Imhaus, Anne Flore
Hupfeld, Mario
Fieseler, Lars
et. al: No
DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.791
Published in: Chimia
Volume(Issue): 74
Issue: 10
Pages: 791
Pages to: 797
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
ISSN: 0009-4293
Language: English
Subjects: Environmental monitoring; Food microbiology; Humans; Listeria monocytogenes
Subject (DDC): 664: Food technology
Abstract: In order to prevent microbial contamination of food, monitoring of the production environment, together with the rapid detection of foodborne pathogens have proven to be of utmost importance for Food Safety. Environmental monitoring should detect harmful pathogens at the earliest point in time in order for the necessary interventions to be taken. However, current detection methods fall short with regards to speed, ease of use, and cost. This article aims to present the idea behind NEMIS Technologies, a startup company making use of the novel AquaSparkTM technology for the development of a new generation of bacterial detection methods. These methods utilize chemiluminescence in order to detect live target bacteria in a short period of time compared to that of conventional methods. We show that dry-stressed Listeria monocytogenes can be detected within 24 hours, using small-molecule chemiluminescent probes, together with a bacteria-specific proprietary enrichment broth containing a cocktail of bacteriophages, which enhance the specificity and sensitivity. This novel platform technology has the potential to extend beyond environmental monitoring towards food analyses as well as veterinary and human health.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation (ILGI)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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