The Company

Sensilist AS is a company founded on 1 September 2020 by Kjeller Innovation and Aquatiq AS joined the ownership side in the spring of 2021.

Kjeller Innovation is an Innovation Company and technology transfer organization (TTO) funded by NFR and SIVA, among others, has led the commercial work with Sensilist through a commercialization project funded by the Research Council of Norway's FORNY program.

Aquatiq® is a supplier of expertise, process equipment and hygiene solutions to the global food industry. We do "What it Takes" to ensure the production and distribution of Safe Food for companies all over the world.

Aquatiq is a market-leading supplier of solutions within the food industry, which was started in 1988. The group's core business is expertise and products in hygiene, process equipment, professional cleaning and consulting. We cover the entire food chain to ensure safe food production.

Development

Sensilist has been researched and developed by PhD Taran Skjerdal and colleagues at the Veterinary Institute. Skjerdal is a large capacity in food safety in an international context and has a high level of expertise Listeria in food. She is a member of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and the Environment, leader of the professional group for hygiene and infectious substances and a member of the European reference function for Listeria (EURL, as the authorities' highest advisory committee) together with experts from other EU / EEA countries

The method is produced, developed and tested in collaboration with various players in food production, hygiene and food safety, who participated as partners in the commercialization project, including MOWI, Sinkaberg Hansen, Nordlaks, Nortura, Orkla and Aquatiq, as well as environments with design expertise.

Patent

The method has been patented and so far a patent has been granted in Norway. The application has been continued through PCT and is being sought through the European Patent Organization (EPO) and in the USA, Canada, Chile, Brazil, India, China, Australia, Singapore and South Africa. 

Experience and competence

Our employees have specialist expertise in this area and contribute professional expertise and knowledge in everyday life to help our customers solve the challenges that may arise in relation to Listeria.

Listeria

Listeria-bakterien er den store skrekken for alle matprodusenter, det er en jordbakterie som finnes overalt i miljøet rundt oss og som stadig “står og banker på døren”. Konsekvensene ved utbrudd av listeriose er svært alvorlige.  Listeriose hos små barn og folk med nedsatt immunforsvar kan gi alvorlig sykdom og død, i tillegg til alvorlige fosterskader og spontanaborter hos gravide. Blant de matbårne patogene bakterier gir Listeria absolutely highest mortality at outbreak. Better overview and control of the listeria bacterium in food and the production environment is important for food safety. Better control also has a major effect on food waste, in addition to reduced costs related to handling outbreaks and the consequences of this, in the producer and supply chain and in the health care system.

Quick method

Sensilist is the first rapid method for precise detection of Listeria monocytogenes i mat og matproduksjonsmiljø. Metoden er 200 x mer sensitiv enn dagens metoder og med mulighet for direkte kvantifisering. Dette gjør at man sammenlignet med dagens “state of the art”-løsninger med mye større nøyaktighet kan anslå matvarens reelle innehold av listeria-bakterier ved matvarens utløpsdato basert på analyser gjort på matvarens produksjonsdato og med større presisjon spore tilstedeværelsen av listeria-bakterien i et produksjonsmiljø samt effekten av bekjempelsestiltak. Metoden foregår i et lukket system og i motsetning til dagens “state of the art” -løsninger kreves det ikke avansertlaboratorieutstyr eller høykvalifisert personale. Dette gjør det mulig å analysere lokalt på produksjonsstedet fremfor i et høyteknologisk laboratorium og derigjennom spare tid og kostnader på analysen sammenlignet med dagens løsninger.

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