Evidence of contaminated and counterfeit food results in food recalls every day. It can cost several millions to take the food back and it can cause severe brand damage. Lab tests detecting food contaminants can take up to seven days to deliver results and thus are not compatible with fresh-food processes.
The EU-funded BEAMitup project proposes a platform that provides rapid DNA screening, developed and patented by SwissDe Code, certifying the presence of pathogens or identifying pork in beef meat in just 30 minutes. The system comprises hardware, capsules and a cloud solution and will be placed at the point-of-care. An ISO 17025 certificate will be released by SwissDeCode for each test. We will validate the BEAMitup platform with early access programs: We supply hardware and capsules to the customer who will perform a pre-defined number of tests per week.