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Nanoparticles in Food: Analytical methods for detection and characterisation

Objectif

The NanoLyse project will focus on the development of validated methods and reference materials for the analysis of engineered nano-particles (ENP) in food and beverages. The developed methods will cover all relevant classes of ENP with reported or expected food and food contact material applications, i.e. metal, metal oxide/silicate, surface functionalised and organic encapsulate (colloidal/micelle type) ENP. Priority ENPs have been selected out of each class as model particles to demonstrate the applicability of the developed approaches, e.g. nano-silver, nano-silica, an organically surface modified nano-clay and organic nano-encapsulates. Priority will be given to methods which can be implemented in existing food analysis laboratories. A dual approach will be followed. Rapid imaging and screening methods will allow the distinction between samples which contain ENP and those that do not. These methods will be characterised by minimal sample preparation, cost-efficiency, high throughput and will be achieved by the application of automated smart electron microscopy imaging and screening techniques in sensor and immunochemical formats. More sophisticated, hyphenated methods will allow the unambiguous characterisation and quantification of ENP. These will include elaborate sample preparation, separation by flow field fractionation and chromatographic techniques as well as mass spectrometric and electron microscopic characterisation techniques. The developed methods will be validated using the well characterised food matrix reference materials that will be produced within the project. Small-scale interlaboratory method performance studies and the analysis of a few commercially available products claiming or suspect to contain ENP will demonstrate the applicability and soundness of the developed methods.

Appel à propositions

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Pays-Bas

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Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Jelte Zeilstra (Mr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 689 911

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UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Autriche
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€ 367 309
Adresse
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Heinz W. Engl (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Danemark
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€ 411 746
Adresse
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Torsten Foersom (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgique
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€ 420 881
Adresse
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Research Organisations
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Doris Florian (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 352 628
Adresse
Area 1a, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Qasim Chaudhry (Dr.)
THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Canada
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1-560 Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Research Services Office
T5J 4P6 Edmonton Alberta

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Jonathan Veinot (Dr.)
CENTRE D'ECONOMIE RURALE
Belgique
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€ 142 490
Adresse
Rue Du Camel 1
6900 Marloie

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Philippe Delahaut (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Autriche
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€ 240 690
Adresse
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Günter Allmaier (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Espagne
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€ 134 326
Adresse
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Carlos Manuel Abad (Mr.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Tchéquie
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€ 185 842
Adresse
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Anna Mittnerova (Ms.)