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Real-time response piezoelectric biosensors for environmental and agrofood applications

From 2013-04-30 duration 36 months

The project aims at realizing an immunosensor based on quartz crystal microbalances. Quartz crystal microbalances are used in an innovative photophysical technique for antibodies immobilization. With this immobilization technique, it is possible to realize biosensors based on quartz crystal microbalances to survey pesticides and allergens in several different cases (such as fruit and vegetables, water, etc.). In order to obtain a sensor of interest for companies, it is required a synergy between:

  • scientific research group able to study microscopic events;
  • industrial partners able to facilitate the usage of the product;
  • research organization that understand requirements of the communities potentially interested into the product and that can provide useful information about the product itself;
  • environmental associacion interested into the product application in several fields (such as local amministration, public organization, etc.)