We believe that every infant has the right to safe breast milk.

We are developing a sensor to ensure the safety of breast milk in breast milk banks around the world. 

 

ABOUT...

This site is designed to communicate the strategy and progress of the Breast Milk Sensor Project, a senior capstone project of Bioengineering and Public Health students from Santa Clara University. The project is also designed to raise awareness of the need for breast milk banking as a method to improve health of infants around the world.

The all-female team is working alongside  Mother’s Milk Bank of San Jose, Engineering World Health, and PATH, a leader in global health innovation.

The objective of the breast milk sensor project is to develop a low cost microfluidic sensor that can detect and quantify unsafe concentrations of pathogenic E. coli in donated human breast milk.