QuantWave Technologies Inc. was founded in 2016 and located in Waterloo, ON, Canada, a region known as the Northern Silicon Valley. QuantWave was formed to pursue the growing demands of a rapid detection device for the food&beverage and drinking water safety market through the application of microfluidic technology integrated with microwave sensing system. QuantWave aims to reduce the time for microbiological testing as well as minimize the capital and operational costs by providing a real-time, portable, intelligent, and cost-effective detection device. QuantWave is currently advancing in the dairy market providing producers and processors with real-time quality control and assurance solutions. QuantWave`s rapid detection device can be used both in-lab and on-site to measure critical components and contaminants within samples, providing manufacturers and producers early warnings of abnormalities in a timely manner.
Pathogenic bacterial contamination in drinking water and food samples is critical as it could result in deadly outbreak or costly recall. The best strategy to prevent outbreak or recall is to implement onsite rapid detection, which has not been available in most drinking water suppliers and food processing facilities.
The current detection methods usually take days to receive the results and do not reflect the real time information due to long waiting time of pathogen tests for drinking water and food. Under the worst circumstance, this issue will induce quality failures and economic loss due to product recalls and disease outbreak.