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Direct analysis, for better food safety

Published on 15 December 2022
Detecting microbial contamination four times faster.
Detecting bacteria like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli as quickly as possible on production lines is a major challenge for food manufacturers. The technology developed by startup Direct Analysis cuts PCR test time by 75%. Rapid testing is vital to keeping consumers healthy and limiting product recalls and the associated food waste.
Microfluidics/DNA extraction/biomolecule detection : (c)Direct Analysis

The Direct Analysis detection system is based on state-of-the-art DNA extraction and microfluidics technologies CEA labs have been developing for over ten years. The startup’s lab-on-chip makes microbial analysis faster, easier, and more secure.

Direct Analysis has a portfolio of ten patents, including exclusive licenses to CEA patents. The company’s first detection system was commercialized in a simplified version in 2022 and will be ready for large-scale deployment in 2024.

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Detects bacteria 4x faster than conventional tests

Current market:

  • Food manufacturing and farming: production plants and analysis laboratories

Other target markets:

  • Medical diagnostics
  • Sequencing

Technologies used: microfluidics/DNA extraction/biomolecule detection (PCR)

CEA Institute: CEA-Leti