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Colourectal is a diagnostic tool for colorectal cancer (CRC). We are developing a probiotic self-test to allow for simple screening of CRC. We are achieving this by modifying E. coli to bind tumour cells, detect two distinct cancer biomarkers, and secreting a coloured protein in the faeces. Lactate serves as the first biomarker, which is detected by a CRISPR-Cas based threshold circuit, only giving a signal at significantly elevated lactate levels. The second biomarker, MMP-9, activates the colour of our coloured protein. Additionally, we aim to create a biosafety circuit to limit E. coli to the colon by creating a dependence on temperature and mucin.
The Statistics
The survival rate of colorectal cancer is
91% when caught early and
14% when metastastised.
Colorectal cancer is the third largest cancer in the world
Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the world
Current Treatment
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Our Solution
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