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People, worldwide, consume contaminated water
People die from diarrhea-related deaths every year.
Of wastewater flows back to the envrioment without treatment.
There are many different scenarios in which pathogens are present and shouldnt be: On hostpital wards, within industial production lines, in our food, or in drinking water. Yet, in many of these scenarios we do not test for bacteria. In paticular, in many developing regions there are issues with testing water containmination. In these regions containmination can either occur at the source or in the personal storage containers. This means we need a test that can target both of these situations.
There simply are no current tests that are cheap, easy to transport, and accurate. We believe that current developments in protein engineering and protein design make it possible to develop pathogen tests that target native proteins. The most common culprite for water containmination in these regions in E. coli. E. coli is a well documented pathogen that we can target with the newly developed biosensor technology. Our mission is to prove that it is possible to make these biosensors within a summer and show that we can progress to a time where we have tests for most common pathogens.