Navigation Links
Tiny new device will make milk safer
Date:11/9/2011

This press release is available in French.

Montreal -- Milk is about to get a whole lot safer for consumers, thanks to Concordia University researchers who've developed a new instrument to detect harmful foreign substances in dairy and other products.

"Even though Canada does not allow the use of growth hormones and excessive antibiotics in cows, until now there were no methods or equipment to effectively measure residual traces in milk," says Muthukumaran Packirisamy, who led in the development of this new prototype as a professor in Concordia's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Packirisamy and his team spent two years perfecting the technology -- officially called a microfluidic biosensing device -- that may soon be commercially used to detect the presence of bovine growth hormones in milk. The product was developed with the support of Quebec's Ministre du Dveloppement conomique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation and Valeo Management, whose mandate is to transform university research findings from concept to prototype.

The microfluidic biosensing device was well received during a recent presentation to potential industry partners in Boston. One representative from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the United States (NASA) remarked on its potential to detect contaminants such as bacteria and pathogens in future space missions.


'/>"/>
Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
s-j.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424, x5068
Concordia University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Troubled waters: New device brings flexibility, precision to contamination measurement
2. Manufacturing microscale medical devices for faster tissue engineering
3. New device measures viscosity of ketchup and cosmetics
4. BioCrossroads Invests in Medical Device Company Developing Revolutionary Absorbable Stent
5. DigitalPersona Goes Mobile with New U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Sensors for Battery-Powered Mobile ID Devices
6. FDA grant launches Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium
7. NHTSA Awards Takata-TruTouch $2.25M to Advance Worlds First Touch-based In-Vehicle Alcohol Detection Device
8. Mobile Devices Pose New Security Risks for Patients; Five Experts Share Insights on mHealth
9. Wearable device that vibrates fingertip could improve ones sense of touch
10. Watermark ink device identifies unknown liquids instantly
11. Mobile Devices Pose New Security Risks for Patients; Five Experts Share Insights on mHealth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2017)... Calif. , April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global ... of a media edge server, the M820, which features the company,s ... recognition software provided by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during ... at the NAB show at the Las Vegas ... ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Apr. 11, 2017 Research and Markets has ... report to their offering. ... The global eye tracking market to grow at a CAGR of ... Eye Tracking Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... -- Today HYPR Corp. , leading innovator in ... the HYPR platform is officially FIDO® Certified . ... that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune 500 enterprises and ... 15 million users across the financial services industry, however ... suites and physical access represent a growing portion of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Singh Biotechnology today announced that ... SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3) B VHH13 ... cross the cell membrane and bind intracellular STAT3 and inhibit its function. Dysregulation ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... For the ... won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand program travelled to ... Experience from US2020. , US2020’s mission is to change the trajectory of STEM ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... SANTA CRUZ, Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... SBIR grant from the NIH to develop RealSeq®-SC (Single ... preparation kit for profiling small RNAs (including microRNAs) from ... Cell Analysis Program highlights the need to accelerate development ... "New techniques for ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... 2017  BioTech Holdings announced today identification and ... ProCell stem cell therapy prevents limb loss in ... demonstrated that treatment with ProCell resulted in more ... compared to standard bone marrow stem cell administration.  ... reduction of therapeutic effect.  ...
Breaking Biology Technology: