The RADAR consortium has been funded under the EU FP7 programme to undertake a collaborative project aimed at developing further the use of biosensors for monitoring of complex molecules such as toxins and pollutants within a range of different environments.

 

The project has 3 objectives:

 

1: To increase the sensitivity, specificity and versatility of biosensors using nanostructured surfaces and genetically engineered recombinant bio-receptors derived from aquatic organisms.

 

2: To provide a robust, label-free, remotely-controlled, and portable biosensor platform for cost-effective spot measurements and on-line monitoring with integrated fully automated sample preparation for non-experts.

 

3: To validate the RADAR biosensor and demonstrate its application for cost-effective spot measurements and on-line monitoring of toxins and pollutants in food processes and in the aquatic environment.