E. coli detecting cell phones

Engineers from the University of California Los Angeles developed a rapid pathogen detection device for use with cell phones. When attached to the device, cells phones detect pathogens treated with antibodies and quantify the florescent light transmitted.

Cell phones have already become the modern Swiss Army knife, and it’ll be interesting to see what else these indispensible gadgets will be capable of doing.

Please visit this link on Food Safety News for the full article.

The school’s press release is linked on the UCLA Newsroom page.


About Ryan Walker

Michigan State University graduate student in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition.
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