Plant Research International, part of Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands, together with CatchMabs, have announced a cooperative study to apply iMab technology to detect mycotoxins in food and plant pathogens in plant material. The partners will advance the work for applications at the nano-level.
CatchMabs develops ‘industrial Molecular Affinity Bodies’ (iMabs) – proteins capable of making highly specific and exceptionally strong combinations of previously defined molecules. iMabs are very stable proteins, which means they can also be used under extreme conditions.
One of the core activities of Plant Research International is research to improve the health status of our food. The institute develops diagnostic techniques and methods for the detection of pathogens in plants, including fungi and viruses. In the framework of these activities, Plant Research International is one of the partners in the EU project ‘eBIOSENSE’. The goal of this project is to develop a ‘chip’ that can be used for the fast detection of both mycotoxins and pathogens in food.
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