Project: Automatized instrument for fast, reliable, and simple on-site detection of Legionella contaminations

We will develop a fully automated instrument capable of reliably detecting and counting bacteria such as Legionella in drinking water within one hour. This will reduce the time-to-result by two orders of magnitude compared to standard plating techniques available today. The instrument works with a consumable microfluidic cartridge on which the sample handling, separation, purification, and counting is performed. The system will later be expanded to detect other pathogens.

Acronym Legiotection (Reference Number: 9057)
Duration 01/10/2014 - 01/02/2017
Project Topic Agrofood Technology
Network Eurostars 2
Call Eurostars Cut-Off 1

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
19331 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ICT-IMM Partner Germany
19332 Ketek GmbH Partner Germany
19333 rqmicro GmbH Coordinator Switzerland