Test rapidly detects if food is contaminated

A new technique could make food contamination testing more rapid and accurate.

Using nanoparticles to make detection one hundred more times more sensitive, the test has also been found to accelerate warnings after bioterrorism attacks.

The study has also reduced the time needed to detect a threat to only one hour, compared to the four to six hours for the standard method, known as ELISA.

Read more at University of Missouri’s College of Engineering