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:4/5/2017)... Allen Institute for Cell Science today announces the launch ... dynamic digital window into the human cell. The website ... deep learning to create predictive models of cell organization, ... suite of powerful tools. The Allen Cell Explorer will ... resources created and shared by the Allen Institute for ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... , April 4, 2017 KEY FINDINGS ... anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 25.76% during ... diseases is the primary factor for the growth of ... report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4807905/ MARKET INSIGHTS The global ... product, technology, application, and geography. The stem cell market ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... , April 3, 2017  Data ... precision engineering platform, detected a statistically significant ... product prior to treatment and objective response ... the potential to predict whether cancer patients ... to treatment, as well as to improve ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... Resoundant, Inc. is pleased ... centers around the U.S. that offer MR Elastography for liver fibrosis staging. ... biopsy for staging liver fibrosis assessment. , “MRE:connect was created in response to ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... VIC Technology Venture Development™ (VIC™), ... of directors. This addition continues to strengthen and diversify VIC’s board. , "We ... Chairman. “He is a highly accomplished business executive with a broad range of experience ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 20, 2017 , ... ... to corporate governance at its 27th annual Director of the Year Awards. , The ... Hyatt Regency La Jolla. This annual event celebrates directors who have made significantly ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... Sourcing custom glass or ... needs and has the capabilities to properly execute your job can take many hours ... is a sourcing portal designed to showcase the company’s capabilities and core custom ...
Breaking Biology Technology: