is that we live in a complex environment with many threats to our health. Some are obvious, some are hidden. technologies are expensive and only available to experts rather than individuals.
COLOUR-HOEK provides CUSTOMERS (the general public and any organisation) the opportunity to monitor volatile threats cheaply using a simple disposable set of biosensor strains for detection and using the camera on a mobile phone for data capture with an APP for analysis. The innovation for the COLOUR-HOEK product lies within the unique readout system – intense colour changes in bacteria that work well without special illumination. This readout is from structural colour. Imagine the feathers of a peacock catching the light, this is very close to the way the bacterial system generates colour. However, unlike the peacock it is possible to make biosensors with the bacteria that are both low cost and can be fine-tuned to detect specific chemicals. In doing so, COLOUR-HOEK promotes a safer environment.