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Research Project: Develop Novel Technology to Respond to Emerging Agriculture Problems in Animal and Food Caused by Pathogens

Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research

Project Number: 2030-32000-011-014-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 26, 2024
End Date: May 25, 2027

This project aims to develop and design specialized pathogen detection systems and intervention, including system optimization, prototyping, testing, and cost estimates to improve surveillance capability.

Bioengineering and nanotechnology will be utilized to develop the novel technology. In-house aptamers will be generated to serve as capture and detection elements by conducting SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment). Aptamer-based lateral flow assay (aLFA) system will be designed and constructed. The stability and application of the aLFA system will be evaluated.