The Game Changer

One sensor detects microbes within minutes at any production step.

Fast results

Real-time read-out enables closed-loop process control

Fully automatic

Sampling and analysis are performed fully automatically > no staff needed

Inline measurement

The type and quantity of microbes can be determined directly in the production plant > no lab needed

The Sensor

The SpheroScan sensor is a compact system which can be implemented in an existing industrial installations and is situated at pathogen critical locations. It continuously samples small amounts of the liquid product and screens for specific biological and chemical substances. The analysis takes only a few minutes with a sampling rate of a few seconds. No sample preparation or lab analysis is needed. SpheroScan will change the way how quality and pathogen control is being done in food or water processing. It will allow seamless monitoring along the entire process chain from the producer to the consumer, thus establishing an unprecedented level of efficiency and safety.

The Technology

SpheroScan combines the physical effect of Whispering-Gallery-Modes (WGM) with functionalized fluorescent µBeads. Depending on their specific surface functionalization, the µBeads react selectively to biological and chemical substances and return an optical signal that can be optically read out and processed.

The Feature

It features capabilities that none of the existing analytical technologies can match. Its µBeads sensors technology interacts directly with target substances, like pathogens in food and water, and report them instantaneously by light emission. This results in a unique set of benefits:

no sample preparation needed

very short time to result

high sampling rate

high sensitivity and specificity

reliable for long term screening

SpheroScan works independently from a laboratory and does not require operator attention. All this sets it apart from traditional lab-bound quality analytics. We take food and water safety around the world to a new level.

Our Beads can be tailored to be sensitive to numerous parameters


Surface adsorption


Refractive indices

DNA / Antigens

Bacteria / Viruses

Concentration profiles

pH / Salt concentration

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