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THE FIRST PORTABLE MASS SPECTROMETER DEVICE FOR RAPID, ON-SITE FOOD CONTAMINANT TESTING

Objective

Lengthy, effort-consuming lab-based procedures for food contaminants detection led to delays in supply chains, excessive food waste, economical losses, and illness of the consumers. NG Sensors applied its proprietary mass spectrometer (MS)-based technology to develop a Handheld Molecular Contaminants Screener (HMCS), a portable and user-friendly device to assess contaminations on-site in realtime. This is the first time that an MS is miniaturized without compromized sensitivity. HMCS offers cost-effective and time-saving contaminant assessment compared to current lab-based testing significantly reducing food waste and CO2 emission. We will generate revenues from HMCS sales and service contracts to food/feed processing companies in the Agri-food Testing market. The SAFE-FOOD project focuses on commercial, regulatory and pilot studies to ensure HMCS’ market readiness and commercialization to its market launch in 2023 that forecasts an annual revenue of €2.75M rising to €74M in 2027.

Coordinator

NEXT GENERATION SENSORS BV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 596 148,93
Address
Gaetano Martinolaan 85
6229 GS Maastricht
Netherlands

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 684 063,82