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.
Funded under 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme)