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EKU-Developed Test Kit Shines a Light on E. Coli Detection

Eastern Kentucky University professor and KCV innovator, Dr. Jason Marion, was recently highlighted by the AUTM Better World Project. The Better World Project tells the stories of innovations that rely on the support of technology and knowledge transfer to make the leap from academic labs to the public – vital now more than ever. This research and innovation make the world a better place, every day.

"With E. coli, we don't want to just know presence or absence. For many parts of the world, unfortunately everyone's got E. coli in their water, so those types of tests aren't going to work for about half the world's population, about 4 billion people," Marion said. "We need to be able to count in some sort of way how great the risk is and then allow people to prioritize where to either have improvement or issue advisories to inform people of what they can do.”

When it was time to commercialize Coliglow, Marion looked to the experts at Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV) to guide him in the patent and licensing process.


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