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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Sep. 15, 2006 - Sep. 14, 2009

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Center for Produce Safety

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Raj Mutharasan, Ph.D.
Drexel University


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.