R&D Pipeline

CCrest Laboratories develops novel solutions in healthcare and food safety against bacterial spread.

At CCrest Laboratories, our commitment to safeguarding public health drives our research and development efforts.

Our R&D pipeline is at the forefront of developing technologies that address the pressing challenges of foodborne illnesses and nosocomial infections. By pioneering advanced detection systems for both the food industry and healthcare sectors, we are committed to enhancing public health safety and preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

Our dedication to innovation and excellence underpins our efforts to contribute positively to global health and well-being.

In the realm of food safety, our focus is on addressing the critical challenge of foodborne illnesses, which pose a significant risk to consumers worldwide.

Understanding Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses are primarily caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Various microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites, can contaminate food, leading to diseases that significantly impact health.

Among these, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella species are notable for their prevalence and severity, often leading to product recalls in North America and elsewhere in the world.

Advancing Detection Systems

Our R&D pipeline is dedicated to developing innovative detection systems for Listeria and Salmonella, targeting both food-based companies and households.

Crucially, contaminated food may not exhibit any visible signs of spoilage, such as changes in appearance, smell, or taste, making it difficult for consumers to identify risks.

The absence of accessible systems to detect contamination at early stages—whether in refrigerated storage or at room temperature—underscores the urgent need for our work.

We aim to introduce "point-of-care like" testing solutions that can be utilized outside traditional laboratory settings, offering rapid and reliable results.

This technology represents a significant leap forward in preventing foodborne diseases, ensuring that consumers can trust the safety of their food.

Nosocomial Infections

Beyond the realm of food safety, our research extends to combating bacterial spread in healthcare environments.

Nosocomial Infections

Also known as hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), nosocomial infections are infections that patients acquire during their stay in hospitals or other healthcare facilities.

These infections can be caused by various pathogens, including bacteria resistant to antibiotics, and pose a significant challenge to healthcare systems worldwide.

Detection & Prevention

The spread of bacteria within hospital settings and the resultant nosocomial infections necessitate rigorous infection control measures and the development of innovative solutions to monitor and combat microbial contamination.

Our R&D efforts are geared towards creating advanced diagnostic tools and environmental monitoring systems to detect and prevent the spread of harmful bacteria in healthcare settings.

By focusing on this critical aspect of hospital hygiene, we aim to contribute to the global effort to reduce nosocomial infections, thereby enhancing patient safety and healthcare outcomes.