Nanotechnology-based Food Pathogen Detection
OlfaGuard is developing an affordable nanotech-based solution to identify pathogens in food in real time. Using nanotech gas sensors, OlfaGuard can �sniff� samples to determine on the spot whether they are infected with pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli.
OlfaGuard is building specific target sensors, based on four patents from the Technion and Professor Hossam Haick, designed to identify Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs).
The company is focused on four segments of the food supply chain: slaughter houses and factories, food transport systems, food retailers, and restaurants and fast-food chains.