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A MICROARRAY TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF FUNGAL GRAPEVINE TRUNK DISEASES IN EUROPEAN VINEYARDS

Objective

MYCORRAY addresses a need identified by winegrowing sector SMEs for early, reliable, simultaneous identification of the 11 most relevant grapevine trunk fungi responsible for the most harmful diseases of grapevines, with crop losses estimated at thousands of millions of Euros in the EU alone every year.
With an estimated commercial price of €1,500 per device and €30 per test, MYCORRAY will allow to effectively control grapevine trunk diseases, reducing the losses caused by these pathogens and their spread by means of immediate, precise and efficient interventions.
The main innovations of MYCORRAY system are the application of the DNA microarray approach to the detection of different fungi involved in grapevine trunk diseases, and the development of a cost-effective, standalone (no PC needed) array reader for routine laboratory use, overcoming the limitations of the state of the art in terms of simultaneous detection, test and platform price, time-to-result, ease of use and interpretation and self-sufficiency.
Additionally, a Guide for Best Practices will provide the most appropriate indications for reducing inoculum presence, avoiding new infections and reducing symptom development, based on the type and frequency of the pathogens found, improving disease control strategies.
The consortium brings together a very diverse and representative sample of the three key main groups of potential customers of the technology (large wine producer, vine nursery and diagnostic test provider SMEs) and expert European SMEs for the development, manufacture and commercialization of MYCORRAY to guarantee the best exploitation route to a market worth an estimated €5,3 million over five years.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Spain

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Perello Valles (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 55 761,78

Participants (11)

MERCIER FRERES SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 192 775,90
Address
Rue De La Chaignee 16
85770 Vix

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Zekri (Mr.)
ANTONELLI SAN MARCO SS SOCIETA AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 389,23
Address
Localita San Marco 60
06036 Montefalco

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Filippo Antonelli (Dr.)
SEDIAG
France
EU contribution
€ 198 888,06
Address
Technopole Agroenvironnement Agronov Les Coulots Rd 31 Bat B
21110 Breteniere

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Prevotat (Mr.)
FORSITE DIAGNOSTICS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 647,90
Address
Block 21, Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ York

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher Danks (Mr.)
JCB. ELECTROMECANICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 195 711,04
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sean Jones (Mr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Area 1a, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steveni Christina (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 22 310,40
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luciana Giovannetti (Prof.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 38 057,89
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Willem Stol (Mr.)
MIGUEL TORRES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 25 603,20
Address
Miguel Torres I Carbo 6
08720 Vilafranca Del Penedes

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Esmeralda Payán Aguilera (Mrs.)
ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Hungary
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Molnár Dóra (Ms.)
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 21 822,83
Address
65 Gresham Street
EC2V 7NQ London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Steveni (Dr.)