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Cellock Holmes - A Case of Identity

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Current methods to detect pathogens on solid surfaces have many drawbacks such as expensive and heavy equipment or long detection times.

The iGEM team Aachen 2014 developed a novel biosensing system called Cellock Holmes comprised of a 2D biosensor, the measurement device WatsOn and image analysis software Measurarty.

As a proof-of concept forCellock Holmes, we successfully detected the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Through the use of our special genetic construct we could significantly enhance the detection speed as compared to a traditional biosensor.

All design choices were made in accordance to the "Open Source" principle, resulting a fast, mobile and inexpensive biosensor. Our technology is an ideal fit for low-budget institutions such as schools and community labs as well as the biohacking scene.

Bürgerstiftung Aachen
Niersverband Genscript Eurofins Genomics Labomedic
BMBF IDT m2p labs Carl Roth pro RWTH
Institute of Applied Microbiology - iAMB Institute for Molecular Biotechnology Helmholtz Association - Initiative on Synthetic Biology Aachen Biology and Biotechnology - ABBt Forschungszentrum Jülich Fab Lab Aachen Schwaneberg Group