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Express Detection of Mycotoxins

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Immuno-Technology for Express Detection of Mycotoxins at Nano-Scale Concentration in Food Products

Tech Area / Field

  • AGR-FOD/Food & Nutrition/Agriculture
  • BIO-MIB/Microbiology/Biotechnology
  • BIO-SFS/Biosafety and BioSecurity/Biotechnology

Status
3 Approved without Funding

Registration date
28.08.2006

Leading Institute
Institute of Immunological Engineering, Russia, Moscow reg., Lyubuchany

Collaborators

  • Health Canada / Bureau of Chemical Safety, Canada, ON, Ottawa\nGyeongsang National University / Graduate School of Gyeongsang National University, Korea, Gyeongsan\nUniversity of Ghent, Belgium, Ghent\nKyushu University / Graduate School of Engineering / Department of Applied Chemistry, Japan, Fukuoka\nKorea Food Research Institute, Korea, Kyonggi-do\nTechnische Universität München / Institut für Wasserchemie und Chemische Balneologie, Germany, Munich\nUniversity of Ghent / Laboratory of Food Analysis, Belgium, Ghent\nUnited States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Center / Western Regional Research Center / Foodborne Contaminants Research Unit, USA, CA, Albany\nUniversitat fuer Bodenkultur Wien / Department for Agrobiotechnology, Austria, Tulln\nUniversity of Crete, Greece, Heraklione

Project summary

The aim of the Project. Elaboration and application of express-immunoanalysis technique for mycotoxin detection.

The Project is aimed for a creation of principally new approaches to the elaboration of express immunochemical methods for mycotoxin detection in food products. Mycotoxin detection at quality control of food products is a worldwide problem. That is why the elaboration of analytical techniques and instruments for mycotoxin monitoring in food products is a priority science direction in the field of human health protection. Construction of new immunotechnologies for a simple and prompt detection of mycotoxins will be based on the following methods: immuno-enzyme assay (ELISA), immuno-chromatography techniques (strap test-systems), Polarization Fluorescent ImmunoAssay (PFIA) and immunosensors.

Mycotoxin detection will be performed on concentration nano-levels in food products. The foreground attention will be paid to the detection of main mycotoxins: aflatoxin В1; aflatoxin М1; zearalenon; ochratoxin А, etc. The objects for foodstuff analysis will include samples of corn, grain, barley, beer, wine, water.

The developed immunotechnologies will be used for mycotoxin detection in the food products and for a preparation of recommendation for the official control establishments on reduction of a possible pollution of the food products with mycotoxins.


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