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photonic system for Adaptable muLtiple-analyte monitoring of fOod-quality

Objective

h-ALO aims to develop and demonstrate in real-setting a new photonic-based sensor which will allow local food producers and retailers to control food quality and safety, therefore increasing competitiveness in the whole food production value chain.
The sensor will provide:
• Unprecedented high sensitivity, low limit-of-detection and large dynamic range compared to previously developed portable systems through the combination of an analyte pre-concentration and a multi-modal detection scheme;
• Miniaturization and integration of optoelectronic and plasmonic components allowing portability in optical detection;
• Multiplex-analyte recognition, allowing the unprecedented detection of both microbiological and chemical contaminants such as pesticides/antiparasitic, heavy metals, micro-organisms;
• Easy and fast sample preparation protocols which are adaptable for a wide range of food samples;
• Measurement automation and fast response, making the sensor reliable for on-site use by farmers, retailers and non-expert operators;
• Mobile-phone connectivity and cloud-based data management allowing a distributed, anonymous food monitoring along the farm-to-fork chain.
The innovative technologies at the basis of the h-ALO sensor are:
i) highly integrated organic/hybrid photonic components as light-source and photodetector;
ii) nanoplasmonic biofunctionalized surface assessing innovative multimodal optical transduction;
iii) innovative aptamer- and immunoassay-based bio-recognition elements for multiplexing;
iv) a smart microsieve membrane for analyte pre-concentration.
The h-ALO prototype will be validated in lab by quantitative comparison with benchmark commercially available methods and demonstrated on-site in small selected agri-food chains such as aquaponics, craft beer, raw milk and organic honey, and introduced into an HACCP manual.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 703 248,25

Participants (10)

WARRANT HUB SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 394 000
Address
Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLASMORE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 361 500
Address
Viale Vittorio Emanuele Ii 4
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 285 000
Address
Viale Dell Universita 10
35020 Legnaro
Activity type
Other
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 476 511,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNOSIEVE DIAGNOSTICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 477 500
Address
Celsiuslaan 5
5251 ZB Vlijmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 426 078,75
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 465 718,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
7BULLS.COM SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 277 375
Address
Ul. Al. Szucha 8
00 582 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONFEDERAZIONE GENERALE DELL AGRICOLTURA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 750
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 101
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
THE CIRCLE SOCIETA AGRICOLA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 750
Address
Via Del Casale Ciminelli 20A
00132 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)