**MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY**
Wednesday, Oct. 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
NEW LIQUID CRYSTAL-BASED TECHNOLOGY THAT RAPIDLY DETECTS MULTIPLE PATHOGENS IN FOOD TO BE INTRODUCED
Crystal Diagnostics unveils unique food-safety testing system using technology invented at Kent State and NEOMED
Each year, food-borne pathogens cause an estimated 48 million illnesses (affecting one in six people), 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Oct. 26, Crystal Diagnostics will introduce a new technology using liquid crystals to detect multiple harmful pathogens in food in a single test. Crystal Diagnostics is the exclusive licensee of fundamental liquid crystal biosensor technologies developed jointly by a research partnership between Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), previously known as the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Members of the media are invited to:
Wednesday, Oct. 2610:30 a.m. to noon, lunch to follow
Kent State Centennial Research Park
1950 State Route 59
Kent, OH 44240
*NOTE: If you are unable to join us in Kent, you can watch the event online with a live webcast at www.crystaldiagnostics.com starting at 10:30 a.m.*
MEDIA CONTACTS TO RSVP:
Emily Vincent, Kent State University, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-672-8595
Cristine Boyd, NEOMED, email@example.com, 330-325-6673
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