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NANOPACK - Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Intelligent Food Packaging Applications

Investigators
Davison, Mark
Institutions
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Start date
2008
End date
2012
Objective
There is a great need for rapid, accurate, cost effective, reliable, non-invasive and non-destructive sensing platforms to evaluate real-time quality of food products. Integration of such devices into intelligent packaging systems provides an efficient tool for real-time monitoring of food quality, facilitating food safety and biosecurity.

The main objective of the suggested research is to develop novel multifunctional nanomaterials and devices that could in future power intelligent forms of food packaging.

The materials will be based on elctroochemically-prepared nanostructured inorganic porous scaffolds, composed primarily of silicon (Si) and silicon oxide (SiO2) and their hybrids with various polymers/hydrogels. These materials will be designed to perform different tasks, including detecting, sensing, biosensing, and tagging.

Funding Source
European Commission
Project source
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Project number
223832
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Packaging Residues