Degradation of food and feed caused by myco-toxins is a fairly widespread problem within Europe and also out of Europe, because of their high toxicity. The possibility of having a low-cost detection system that combines speed and reliability of analysis, within the agro-food sector, is therefore a priority for European SMEs. Based on this need, the OTASENS project, funded by the European Community, has been launched in 2009. Result of this project has been a laboratory prototype, able to detect and quantify the Ochratoxin A (OTA) in wine, beer and feed.
The tests will be led by EWOS (Norwegian company engaged in the field of aquaculture). An Italian marketing firm, CREASYS Ltd., will conduct market studies. The two RESEARCH INSTITUTES, which have developed the laboratory prototypes, will prepare some fundamental components and will transfer the technology developed in OTASENS project to AUTOMATION srl and LUMISENSE Ltd.
THE PROJECT IS ENDED. PLEASE LOOK AT THE SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS, DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT “FINAL RESULTS- FUNDING”.