Summary of Awards to Date

An integrated research and education program on highly sensitive and sensitive biosensors for food borne pathogens and toxins.

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Date

Sep. 15, 2006 - Sep. 14, 2009

Award Number

PENW-2006-02428

Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

Amount Awarded

$527,150.00

Investigator

Raj Mutharasan, Ph.D.
Drexel University

Summary

Detection of pathogens and toxins in food substances. An example is E. coli in ground beef. The primary purpose is to detect pathogens in food substances without any enrichment step. The project provides a new tool in pursuit of safe and uncontaminated food.