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Sensor Technology for Food analYsis


The aim of STEFY project is to facilitate SMEs and large companies in the food safety testing with a new portable device,
particularly effective and economically convenient to regularly self-check food safety. STEFY device main innovation
lies on the ability to quickly determine and simultaneously quantify the presence/absence of dozens of molecules for on-site
applications. This is due to the newly developed cartridges: glass substrate with advanced anti-reflection coatings combined
with functionalized nanoparticles for an optimal signal amplification resulting in a competitive assay. The technology used is
based on the Reflective Phantom Interface, an innovative methodology patented by Proxentia, which has been already
extensively tested and compared with already existing strategies. The key competitive features of the STEFY tester are
several: reduced test duration; simultaneous broad-spectrum monitoring; on-site applicability; versatility; low cost. The
outcomes of the STEFY project will: a) facilitate opportune procedures for prevention and/or damage containment; b) reduce
risks related to the introduction of potentially dangerous material; c) reduce the use of laboratories to only the most relevant
cases; d) reduce the costs while improving quality (lower level of residuals on the product and a reduced environmental
impact. With this project the objective is to launch the tester device with customized cartridges in the European market as a
fast, reliable and cost-effective way to assess food safety. The current technology readiness level of STEFY project is TRL 7
and it aims at reaching TRL 8-9 by Phase 3. The financing from Phase 2 will provide STEFY with key suggestions on how to
upscale and customize the device to best fit different application-fields, insights on the tools for marketing and structuring a
sales force.

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2


Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 761 915,00
20139 Milano

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L’organizzazione si è definita una PMI (piccola e media impresa) al momento della firma dell’accordo di sovvenzione.

Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Costo totale
€ 1 088 450,00

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