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Immunoprobes for food contamination analysis

Objective

The present project will study and develop innovative surface functionalisation techniques that will be used for the production of Immuno Analysis tests. As a demonstration exercise, they will be applied to detection of patulin and alternariol. The technical output of the project are:
1. Production of functionalised planar and spherical supports for IA sensors and extraction columns: Covalent immobilisation of specific antibodies will be based on preparation of the surface by plasma modification techniques in order to ensure covalent bonding.
2. Plasma Fluidised Bed Reactor (PFBR) for the production of functionalised powders used in Immuno-Affinity extraction columns and biosensors.
3) Rapid screening dip stick immunotests for detection of mycotoxin (patulin and Alternariol) able to provide an inexpensive high-volume sample testing.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CSMA LIMITED
Address
Queens Road, Penkhull
ST4 7LQ Stoke On Trent
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

ABKEM IBERIA S.L.
Spain
Address
Jacinto Benavente 18, 2
36202 Vigo
CENTRE D'ECONOMIE RURALE
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Carmel 1
6900 Marche En Famenne
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
LCC ENGINEERING & TRADING GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Steinbruchstrasse 43
4622 Egerkingen
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 11
75231 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
Italy
Address
Via P. Giuria 7
10125 Torino (Turin)
UNIVERSITY OF VIGO
Spain
Address
Lagoas-marcosende 62
36202 Vigo