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MycoTest project completed!

MycoTest project, funded by Horizon2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, was completed in March 2018. The project hosted at EuroProxima responded to this need of developing new and improved first “line of defence” tests – quick and simple screening methods that can be used for fast identification of mycotoxins in food. The aim of this project was to develop and commercialise simple enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) for the detection of mycotoxins in food and feed and to construct a multiplex flow-through rapid (FTR) test for the simultaneous detection of three mycotoxins in one sample.

The results of the project are as follows:

  • T-2/HT-2 ELISA and ochratoxin A ELISA test kits already on the market
  • Sterigmatocysin ELISA planned to be commercialised this year
  • A prototype test flow-through rapid (FTR) test for the detection of 3 mycotoxins in one sample

The work was also described in two scientific papers:

  • Oplatowska-Stachowiak, M., Kleintjens, T., Sajic, N., Haasnoot, W., Campbell, K., Elliott, C.T., Salden, M. T-2 toxin/HT-2 toxin and ochratoxin A ELISAs development and in-house validation in food in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) no 519/2014 (2017) Toxins, 9 (12), art. no. 388.
  • Oplatowska-Stachowiak, M., Reiring, C., Sajic, N., Haasnoot, W., Brabet, C., Campbell, K., Elliott, C.T., Salden, M. Development and in-house validation of a rapid and simple to use ELISA for the detection and measurement of the mycotoxin sterigmatocystin (2018) Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 410(12), 3017-3023. The post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of this article can be found here. The final authenticated version is available online here.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under
the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 655119.

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