Current methods for monitoring biological contamination in waste water are time consuming and laboursome, normally taking up to a week for biological results. Aquila Bioscience is currently working with a team of chemists and engineers as part of an EU-FP7 Project aimed at developing novel, high throughput strategies to detect and identify pathogen contamination in water using carbohydrate-based approaches.
Aquila Bioscience is developing a library of biomolecules capable of binding and specifically identifying bacteria normally found in waste water. The project aims to generate fully autonomous waste water testing system that will carry on board analytical testing and microbial detection systems.
More information on the project can be found at www.NAPES.eu