Building upon MARA results to develop a new pathogen detection system for water samples

MARILIA is a project funded under the EIC Transition to Innovation Activities program, based on the results, technologies and concepts developed within the FET-Open project MARA.

MARILIA ambition is to develop a low-cost, instrument-independent pathogen detection system for water samples. The project proposes a novel detection concept that will overcome the limitations of current detection approaches.

The MARILIA assay will have the capability of protecting chemical, pulp and paper, microelectronics, metal-working, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and drinking water companies against microbiological contamination entering their industrial process water and ending up in their products.