SAFETYFOOD

Sensing platforms integrating biomimic systems for rapid screening of undesirable substances in food

 

 

 


 

Abstract

The present proposal will bring together university, research organization and SME to target it towards developing a sensing platform integrating biomimic systems for rapid screening of chemical contaminants in food. Research will be directed towards developing and validating new advanced analytical techniques for the rapid screening and quantification of the presence of undesirable toxicants in animal feed. Novel biosensors based on relative new type of transducers modified with biomimic systems such as enzyme/inhibitor, antigen/antibody in order to perform rapid testing and screening of a wide range of different residues/contaminants in all food production systems, will be developed. The development, improvement and validation of the proposed platform for these chemical contaminants will be the central aim of the present project.


Contract no: nr. 107/2012

Acronym: SAFETYFOOD

Contracting autority: UEFISCDI

Duration of the project: 36 months (2012-2015)

Coordinator:

University of Bucharest

Prof. dr. Camelia Bala

Tel./Fax.: +40 21 4104888

email: camelia.bala@g.unibuc.ro


Partners

  • Institutul Național de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizica Laserilor, Plasmei și Radiațiilor, Bucharest
  • Institutul Național de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Electrochimie și Materie Condensată, Timișoara
  • S.C. ROM-QUARTZ S.A., Bucharest

Objectivs:

Study on interaction between modified transducer surface and the analyte. Immobilization methods

  • Experimental model for SAW sensors and biosensors
  • Manufacturing and testing of SAWs sensors and biosensors prototypes. Sensing platforms integrating biomimic systems.
  • Testing and validation of sensing platforms integrating biomimic systems.

Reports

Fisier de tip .pdf ! Reports

 


 

The main achievements of this project are:  

  • SAWs sensors and biosensors prototypes;
  • Microfluidic test cell for rapid screening of target substances in food;
  • Sensing platforms integrating biosensors for rapid screening of undesirable substances in food

 

1. Sensors, M. Puiu, A.-M. Gurban, L. Rotariu, S. Brajnicov, C. Viespe, C. Bala, 2015, 15, 10511-10525.

2. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, A-M. Gurban, D. Burtan, L. Rotariu, C. Bala, 2015, 210, 273–280.

3. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, A. Marcu, C. Viespe, 2015, 208, 1–6.

4. Romanian Reports in Physics, G.D. Chiobasu, C. Viespe, 201 67 (4).

5. International Workshop on Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor and Actuator Technology, Coburg, Germany, 16 - 17 September 2015, C. Bala (invited lecture).

5. International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, 20-22 iulie 2015, Paris, France, C. Viespe (oral presentation).

6. CAS 2015, 12-14 October 2015, Sinaia, Romania, A. Baracu, A.-M. Gurban, I, Giangu, F. Craciunoiu, V. Buiculescu, A. Dinescu, R. Müller, L. Rotariu, C. Bala, C. Mitrea (oral presentation).

7. XXIII International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics of the Bioelectrochemical Society, 14-18 June, 2015, Malmö, Sweden, L-G. Zamfir, C. Bala, O-M. Istrate, L. Rotariu (poster).

8. XIII International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics of the Bioelectrochemical Society, 14-18 June, 2015, Malmö, Sweden, O-M. Istrate, C. Bala, L. Rotariu, L-G. Zamfir (poster).

9. Chemical Sensors, Mihaela Puiu, Camelia Bala, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, 2014, 4(ID11), 1-10.

10. RO Patent application: Procedeu de depunere a filmelor nanocompozite (nanoparticule/polimer) pentru senzori cu unde acustice de suprafaţă; 2012, Viespe Cristian, Nicolae Ionuţ, Grigoriu Constantin.

11. Design of a surface acoustic wave sensors array, H. Pais, C. Grigoriu, C. Viespe, Optoelectronics and advanced materials – Rapid Communication, 2012, 6(11-12), 1085-1088.

12. International Workshop “Recent Advances in Micro/Nano Sensors for Mono- and Multi-Target Assays”, Kiev, Ukraine, 2013, C. Bala (invited lecture). 

13. 3rd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology Sitges, Spain, 2013. E.M. Puiu, F. Ricci, C. Bala, D. Moscone (poster).

14. E-MRS 2012 fall meeting, 2012, Warsaw University of Technology, Polonia, C. Viespe , I. Nicolae, C. Grigoriu, T. Lucian (oral presentation).

 

Last updated at: December 03, 2015.