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Development of an innovative genotoxicity measuring device

Objective

Currently, genotoxicity testing must be performed in the laboratory, which is both costly and slow. There is a need for improved methods capable of, rapid on-site analysis for quality testing of food, pharmaceuticals and environmental aspects such as industrial wastewater. The proposed system will be compact (hand portable), low-cost and capable of extremely high sensitivity. It will enable, for the first time, the performance of sophisticated genotoxicity assays on-site with immediate (approximately 1 hour) results. No such systems are currently available. Detection will be based on the innovative integration of novel fluorescence detection methods and instrumentation based on the so-called "comet assay". The detection system can be used for testing of plants, foods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, for medical applications, radiation biology, human monitoring and for environmental monitoring.

Coordinator

INTOX GMBH
Address
An Den Eschen 43B
26129 Oldenburg
Germany

Participants (1)

PARALAB-EQUIPAMENTOS INDUSTRIAIS E DE LABORATORIO, S.A.
Portugal
Address
Pç. Dos Pescadores 47
4450 333 Matosinhos