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Construction of miniaturised free flow electrophoresis (mffe) incorporating dedicated sensors for real-time analysis of food contaminants

Objective

Food safety and quality are fundamental obligation towards the European consumer as clearly identified in the proposal "Agenda 2000" towards of the Common Agricultural Policy. The consumer and authorities are concerned about the problem of food safety (e.g. microbiological and chemical contamination), and environmental issues (e.g. animal welfare). The major objective of MICROSENSOR project is to develop and demonstrate the practical feasibility of miniaturised free flow electrophoresis (FREE) -based optical biosensor techniques for real-time measurement of analysts (e.g. markers of rBST hormone and Listeria), as a generic tool to address the problem of food safety. If successful, the new analytical technology will enhance:
(i) food safety by providing efficient tools to cope with modern food production, and
(ii) efficiency of European Food Control laboratories.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LEATHERHEAD INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Address
Randalls Road
KT22 7RY Leatherhead
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

ARTIFICIAL SENSING INSTRUMENTS ASI AG
Switzerland
Address
Schaffhauserstrasse 580
8052 Zurich
DR. WEBER GMBH
Germany
Address
Klausnerring 17
85551 Kirchheim B. Muenchen
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington
SW7 2AZ London