BIOTEM, has successfully developed high affinity and specific monoclonal antibodies against PCBs (PCB169 & PCB 126) and Okadaic Acid. Thanks to its expertise on difficult hapten targets, the company has implemented several chemical strategies for the preparation of immunogens such as structural analysis, functionalization and conjugation.
The next EnviGuard technical and consortium meeting, organised by the University of Hertfordshre, will take place from the 28th to the 30th of April at Fielder Centre (Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9TP, UK)
All project partners will meet to discuss the project activities and results, and planify next steps to achieve the expected project goals.
1st Community Workshop Meeting: FP7-OCEAN-2013-1 & FP7-OCEAN-2013-2 projects from the fields of Biosensors and Innovative, Multifunctional sensor. 16 November 2014, Barcelona. “European Marine Policy and its implementation through Projects for monitoring of marine environment for Blue Growth”
BRAAVOO project aims to develop innovative solutions for real-time in-situ measurement of high impact and difficult to measure marine pollutants.
The concept of BRAAVOO is based on a unique combination of three types of biosensors, which will enable both the detection of a number of specific marine priority pollutants as well as of general biological effects that can be used for early warning. BRAAVOO aims to develop unmanned surveying vessels (USV) and buoys to carry ‘Lab-in-a-Chip’ modules for real-time monitoring of marine contaminants.
The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) is an opportunity for the scientific community to come together to plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance.
CommNet has published a video with the activity developing in our project; remarking how a novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect enviromental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine enviroment is a huge challenge.
CommNet is a support network of for EU-funded projects in the Bioeconomy domain, which has been created to facilitate the communication of EU Bioeconomy research to the general public and to key target groups including: media, young people, industry and policy makers.
Aquaculture Europe 2014 is organised by the European Aquaculture Society in cooperation with AZTI-Tecnalia in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; from 14-17 October 2014.
EnviGuard will be presented by Mr. BjörnSuckow (TTZ-Bremerhaven) in the Aquaculture Europe 2014, in the EU session focus on lessons learnt from EU-FP7 funded projects on Ecosystem approach for aquaculture (EAA) with a special attention given to the interactions between auqaculture and the enviroment and on innovative solutions to anticipate and mitigate effects.
The European Commission has edited the catalog THE OCEAN OF TOMORROW PROJECTS (2010-2013), which compiles the research and innovation projects developed under the topic OCEAN in the 7th Framework Programme.
The ENVIGUARD consortium met the 14th and the 15th in Bremerhaven, Germany, for the kick off meeting of the project that started the 1st of December 2013.
TTZ- Bremehaven, as project coordinator, organised and host a two days meeting in which scientific, technical, administrative and financial aspect of the 5 year EU funded research project, were discussed among the 32 delegates.
The ENVIGUARD project, Development of a biosensor technology for environmental monitoring and disease prevention in aquaculture ensuring food safety, is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, under the Ocean for Tomorrow programme.
The consortium compromises 19 partners - including Universities, research centres and enterprises - from 9 countries, that will work together to develop a highly specific and precise in-situ measurement device for man-made chemical contaminants and biohazards (i.e. microorganisms and toxins from biological sources) which are currently hard to measure. The device to be developed under the project would be used as an early warning system for the European aquaculture sector and as an environmental monitoring tool to assess the Good Environmental Status of the sea.