NBIC academic partners with approaches to control Listeria in food preparation

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Summary of the technology

An Academic Partner is interested in Listeria monocytogenes biofilms and Biocides in food preparation.

They aim to address the challenge of Listeria in the meat processing machinery by producing ‘bacteriophages’ in a cost-effective manner.

Details of the Technology Offer

Their multiple ‘phage cocktails’ will eradicate pathogens as biofilms from contaminated surfaces and cryptic areas of complex machinery. They are at a very early stage of development of the ‘phage-enhanced antimicrobial’ which will be more environmentally friendly and more effective than traditional disinfectants or sanitizers against Listeria. Partnership is sought here to primarily support the generation of preliminary data and provide evidence of the viability of this approach. This would entail using a food-machinery ‘mock up’ to draw conclusions as to the feasibility of the approach compared to other methods of disinfection in a ‘real world’ factory environment.  


Related Keywords

  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology / Biotechnology
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • virus
  • phage

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National Biofilms Innovation Centre, where we connect and collaborate with academics and industrial partners to harness the UKs academic and industrial strengths in Biofilms for economic and Societal benefit. we are funded by BBSRC and Innovate UK and the Hartree centre.

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