Development State

The technology has been proven in its application with berries (blueberries and raspberries) and salmon.
In process of validation, optimization and international certification.

Applications

  • Quality assurance of final product and intermediate products.
  • Certification and risk assurance programs in food processing plants.

Opportunity

Listeria, Salmonella and shiga toxin-producing E. coli strains (STEC) are the most important foodborne diseases in the world. Responsible for thousands of hospitalizations, deaths, lost work days and even plant closings and recall of products from the market.

The food industry around the world requires methods and analysis tools to ensure the safety of foods offered to the market with greater certainty and speed.

Until now, traditional microbiological analysis methods (plate culture) and incipient molecular methods have been used. The former are slow (results in 3 to 7 days) and inaccurate and the latter deliver results in less than a day and with greater confidence.

Access to technology

Available for licensing

Inventors

  • Angelica Reyes
    Doctor in microbiology (U. de Chile). Biochemist (U. Concepción)
    Assistant professor INTA.
  • Paola Navarrete
    Doctor in Nutrition and Food (U. de Chile). Biochemist (U. Concepción)
    Assistant professor INTA.