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NANODETECT - Development of Nanosensors for the Detection of Quality Parameters Along the Food Chain

Investigators
Mlodzianowski, Werner
Institutions
Verein zur Förderung des Technologie-Transfers an der Hochschule Bremerhaven
Start date
2008
End date
2011
Objective
In NANODETECT, the nanoreaction technology will be used to develop on-line and off-line monitoring systems (sensors) which combine the expertise of sensitive molecular biological processes with the potency of nanotechnology for application in liquid process food streams. The nanosensors will interact with information technology tools and thus contribute to improved quality control systems within small and large industries.

The partners have chosen milk as example process stream because it is subject to different contaminations of which the following were chosen as models: Pathogenic microorganisms (e.g. Listeria monocytogenes), Mycotoxins (e.g. Aflatoxin M1), Drug residues (e.g. sulphonamides) and Fraud (e.g. high value goat milk blended with cow milk). The nanosensors will work on different types of immunoassays, depending on the application.

More information
Funded under 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme)
Funding Source
European Commission
Project number
211906
Categories
Chemical Contaminants
Mycotoxins
Listeria
Commodities
Dairy