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Using a smartphone to detect harmful bacteria in food?

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Design & Innovation Food Safety General food safety testing Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT MIT News

A new test created by MIT could provide a cheaper and faster method for food processors to test product than current food tests.

Using a smartphone and two-faced Janus emulsions to test for harmful bacteria in food products, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) research team could provide on-site detection that is fast, inexpensive and, best of all, user-friendly.

To read the full story written by Anne Trafton for MIT News, click HERE.

Image above: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT (droplet images courtesy of Qifan Zhang).

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