Shining a light on ATP systems

What do fireflies and ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, hygiene monitoring systems have in common?

The science behind the instant detection of organic matter by ATP systems finds its origins in the study of fireflies. In these insects, two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, react with the molecule ATP, which is found in every living cell, to […]

Science: How ATP sanitation verification systems work

In old-timey terms, today’s modern sanitation verification systems are lickety-split.

But how exactly can a test system instantly produce accurate results showing just how clean or dirty a surface may be?

The science behind the instantly accurate systems stems from the study of fireflies and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — a molecule that exists in every […]