NewsFirst demonstration of the LoveFood2market prototype to end users, 06/11/2018

First demonstration of the LoveFood2market prototype to end users
11 September 2018, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete

 

The first demonstration of the LF2M prototype took place at the Unit of Food, Water, & Environmental Microbiological Hygiene, School of Medicine, University of Crete where the system was installed for validation.  The demonstration, performed by Dr V. Sandalakis, member of the corresponding lab, addressed 6 end-users with expertise in industrial sites related to foodborne pathogens detection.

The following comments and feedback was reported related to the LF2M method:

  • The rapid analysis time was unprecedented; the simplicity of the method was positively commented by all end users
  • The method presented (5 hrs total analysis time) appears so attractive that even using 1-2 hrs extra time for pre-enrichment would be acceptable, in order to completely minimize the risk for missing cells
  • The use of acoustic waves technology as an alternative to optical method is welcomed by the food industry
  • The use of beads is an attractive method for sample pre-concentration, as long as uniform cells-capturing takes place within the whole tested sample
  • The need for campylobacter testing was reported; the latter is an emerging foodborne pathogen
  • A suggestion regarding using a color-change indicator of positive vs negative results was recommended within the data presentation file; in addition, a separate file with stored real time raw data would be an advantage

 

Photograph of the first prototype, installed for validation at the Unit of Food, Water, & Environmental Microbiological Hygiene, School of Medicine, University of Crete.

Photograph of the first prototype, installed for validation at the Unit of Food, Water, & Environmental Microbiological Hygiene, School of Medicine, University of Crete.

Tuesday 6/11/2018