Ubiquitome’s mission is to enable universal access to genomic information through ubiquitous cloud connected, genetic analysis devices.
Ubiquitome – ubiquitous cloud connected, genetic analysis devices
Ubiquitome believes freedom to access genomic information will change how we view the world around us and the way we live our lives. Campylobacter is the most common food-bourne infection in the world, and this is especially true in Europe with hundreds of thousands of cases of campylobateriosis seen each year. Campylobacter infection rates are still significantly higher than salmonella infection which sees only around 80,000 cases each year throughout Europe. New proactive testing methods for campylobacter are being brought in to test poultry, the principal source of infection, prior to slaughter and this can account for the reduction in incident rates since 2013. Campylobacter is an infectious disease that can incapacitate someone for a week or more with diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. By providing accurate on-farm testing methods, the incident rate of campylobacter can be reduced even further, helping to control or eliminate this common food-bourne infection. Rather than testing the meat once it has been processed and distributed, testing the poultry while still alive can ensure that no part of an infected animal is used unprocessed. Effective implementation of animal testing can give people better peace of mind that the food they are eating is disease free, with an overall reduction in health costs throughout Europe. By utilising a mobile qPCR testing device, remote locations would have the same access to fast results, better incentivizing the testing process. It would also improve the overall accuracy with equivocal samples able to be retaken immediately combined with the accuracy of qPCR itself being very high. Ubiquitome’s first product, the Freedom 4 has been designed to offer the gold standard performance of laboratory based platforms anytime, anywhere.
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