Online and automated E. coli monitoring
Our project ColiSense Online was selected by the European Commission as part of Horizon2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.
The €1.7 M funding will help us to follow our goal: ensure that your water is safe to drink.
After monitoring total bacteria count with BactoSense, ColiSense Online will enhance our product family by specifically detecting E. coli contamination in drinking water.
The presence of E. coli in drinking water is a clear indication of faecal contamination and makes the water unsafe to drink. More than 300,000 cases of waterborne disease due to microbiological contamination are reported yearly in Europe according to the World Health Organization. Therefore, the objective of the ColiSense Online project is to bring to industrial production stage a rapid, inexpensive and accurate analyzer capable of detecting and quantifying E. coli cells in drinking water below the regulation threshold limit of 1 cell per 100 ml, fully automatically and online.
The activities planned to develop the commercial version of ColiSense and validate it in operational environment will be carried our within this 24-months project.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 859114