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Development of rapid easy-to-use immunochemical tests for the detection of proteins with allergenic potential in food

Objective

Allergenic proteins, such as peanut and hazelnut protein in certain food might cause severe adverse reactions in allergic patients. Rapid and easy-to-use methods are demanded if contaminated food products should be surveyed on the market. The major goal of this project is the development of rapid easy-to-use immunochemical tests for the detection of these proteins in food. The test format should allow the detection of the soluble proteins of hazelnut or peanut ( "protein-assay" ). In addition, for some selected allergenic protein fractions of peanut and hazelnut , specific assays ( "allergen-assay" ) will be developed for the detection of a certain allergen. In-vitro cellular analysis will be carried out to assess the stimulatory activity of trace amounts of these proteins in order to obtain better information on the required sensitivity of the novel assay. In addition, the dissemination of the project results is an important element of this project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR AGROBIOTECHNOLOGY IN TULLN
Address
20,Konrad Lorenzstrasse 20
3430 Tulln
Austria

Participants (6)

ASSOCIATION DES CONSOMMATEURS TEST- ACHATS
Belgium
Address
Hollandstraat 13
1060 Bruxelles
R- BIOPHARM GMBH
Germany
Address
Dolivostrasse 10
64293 Darmstadt
STATE INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS (RIKILT)
Netherlands
Address
Bornsesteeg 45
6708 PD Wageningen
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Marchioninistrasse 17
81377 Muenchen
THE CENTRAL MANCHESTER AND MANCHESTER CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Hathersage Road, St Mary's Hospital
M13 OJH Manchester
THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Balzaretti 9
20133 Milano