Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

Bioluminescent reporter bacteria

Biolumiinescent reporter bacteriaBioluminescent bacteria have been developed for use as a reporter in the evaluation of sterilisation and decontamination techniques. The Institute has expertise in developing novel methods of incorporating a lux-gene cassette into a wide range of bacteria. Other applications of the bioluminescent bacteria include the detection of environmental toxins.

A novel bio-assay has also been developed to predict which leukaemia patients will respond to therapy. This technology is being patented and a study to evaluate the predictive value of the test is being undertaken in conjunction with a diagnostics company and hospital specialising in the treatment of leukaemia. Collaboration to undertake wider studies of this novel technology would add benefit.

Lead researcher: Professor Vyv Salisbury

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