Major scandals recently rocked the Food & Beverage sector all around the world, because of bacteriological contamination in food products.

Every year, 800 food recalls are registered only in the US, costing approximately US$10M per recall. Conventional bacterial detection methods, such as Petri dish and PCR-based tests, take on average five days to produce results, which does not help manufacturers to correctly assess contamination risks.

Spore Biotechnologies is developing the first instantaneous pathogen detection device that is directly useable on the shopfloor, therby, combining cutting-edge optical solution with advanced machine learning models. Within six months, Spore Biotechnologies developed the first functional prototype in their lab, and are already implementing it on the shopfloor with their first customers.