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The objective of the FOODSCAN project is to develop a novel and automated biosensor platform for pesticide and other chemical residue detection incorporating membrane-engineered cells with pesticide-specific antibodies.

The system will be primarily based on the Bioelectric Recognition Assay (BERA) technology. Furthermore a specially designed electronic interface will be realized in order to acquire and manipulate the corresponding signals from the real time analysis.

The pre-production prototype developed during this project will be a Bioelectric Recognition Assay (BERA) sensor aimed at the detection of organophosphate, carbamate and pyrethroids pesticides, i.e. 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyalcanoic (MCPA), chlorpyrifos / chlorpyrifos methyl / chlorpyrifos ethyl, orthophenylphenol and Trinexapac-ethyl (or, alternatively, carbendazim) in cork, wine, cereals, fruits, nuts and vegetables.

The portable product will be easy-to-handle and may be used for on-spot detection of pesticide residues at the operation sites of agricultural and industrial manufacturing units.

The FOODSCAN system will be developed by an SME consortium based in Germany, Cyprus, Spain, Greece and Portugal with the support of RTD performers from the UK and Greece.



Periodic Report Preparatory Meeting- Nicosia, Cyprus, 6th of July 2012


Six-month Project Meeting- Buxton, United Kingdom, 11th of March 2013