About 2,500 people fall ill each year in theUSA and other parts of the world for Listeria bacteriamonocytogenes, transmitted through food, and around25-30% of them die from the infection. Listeriosisis contracted by eating food contaminated with L. monocytogenes andCurrent methods for detecting the bacteria are slow andexpensive.
Industrial Biotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal
by Mary Ann Liebert editors (http://www.liebertpub.com)
describes an innovative method based on nanotechnology to
develop a low-cost biosensor capable of detecting the pathogen
in food. The articles are freely available at
the website of Industrial Biotechnology