Purdue University Wins FDA’s Food Safety Challenge

By Maria Fontanazza
No Comments

Purdue and runner-up Pronucleotein take home $300,000 and $100,000 respectively for their cutting-edge technologies in Salmonella detection.

Today FDA announced the winner of the 2014 Food Safety Challenge. The Purdue University team snagged the $300,000 grand prize for its physical method for concentrating Salmonella to detectable levels via automated microfiltration. The technique can potentially reduce sample preparation time from 24-48 hours to a two- to three-hour timeframe.

Runner-up  Pronucleotein received $100,000 for its portable device that enables rapid pathogen screening via DNA aptamer-magnetic bead sandwich assays.

For more details about the technology, view Food Safety Tech’s coverage: FDA’s Food Safety Challenge a Big Deal for Agency and Industry.

About The Author

Maria Fontanazza, Food Safety Tech

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.