FOOD & WATER BIOHAZARD ANALYZER

Current pathogen detection methods are time and cost intensive, requiring over 24 hours for testing and analysis. The proposed biohazard analyzer enables simultaneous detection of 15 different bacteria, protozoa, and viruses within three hours. The analyzer utilizes magnetic beads and antibodies to capture target pathogens. The resulting nanoshells allow even low concentrations to be detected through comparison with known samples. This device is transportable, enabling use as a laboratory bench-top sensor or as a fully automated sensor for remote areas, such as military deployment. This has potential applications for use in military deployment, humanitarian efforts, disaster relief, and food and beverage manufacturing.