Real-time, multi-wavelength microbe detection instrument

C. Estes, A. Duncan, B. Wade, L. Powers

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

A hand-held instrument has been developed for microbial detection on surfaces and in water. Based on intrinsic microbial fluorescent markers, the instrument detects the presence of approximately 10 cells in approximately 2 cm2 interrogation area on a surface, such as meats/poultry, surgical tools and other sterile surfaces, and in water. Contact with the sample is not necessary for detection. Six intrinsic fluorescent markers are used simultaneously to determine the presence, quantity, and metabolic state (live/dead) of the microbial contamination. Detection requires seconds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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