Concerns over food quality has increased concerns centered on food bacteria, which is something that this new chip is engineered to help seamlessly detect. The chip presently works by being placed into a sample portion of food before being rinsed off and placed under a light microscope to see if any bacteria has stuck to it in the process. This technology could revolutionize the capabilities of individuals, chefs or even emergency workers by offering them the ability to check their food for harmful bacteria prior to eating it.
The food bacteria chip has been developed by food scientist Dr. Lili He who led a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to create the technology that could one day be incorporated into devices.
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