Vibrio is a bacteria that can cause severe disease outbreaks in aquaculture farms, causing farmers to incur substantial financial losses. A*STAR researchers from the Institute of Material Research and Engineering (IMRE) have developed the
On-site Rapid Vibrio Sensor using nano-particle technology.
Unlike conventional lab-based diagnostic methods that typically take 24 hours to produce results, this handheld sensor can be used directly by farmers to provide a readout of the level of Vibrio present in the waters within 30 minutes.
By accelerating the detection of Vibrio in their farms, aquaculture farmers can apply early intervention strategies to prevent costly outbreaks. This technology is licensed to AR BioTech, an A*STAR spin-off.