FDA 2014 Food Safety Challenge: Grand Prize Winner Purdue University

The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge is a call to submit concepts applying novel methodologies to foster revolutionary improvements in foodborne pathogen detection. Specifically, concepts should apply cutting-edge techniques to achieve significant improvements in the speed of the FDA's detection methods for Salmonella with idetnification to the subtype/serovar level in miminally processed fresh produce. Two CFSE technologies were among the top 5 finalists: teh portaby system for multiplexed detection of foodborne pathogens in microfluidic biochips through isothermal DNA amplification and electrical detection; and the physical method for concentrating Salmonella to detectable levels using automated microfiltration. The latter technology was announced as the winning submission on July 22, 2015.

For more information, go to: www.foodsafetychallenge.com.