BEEP-C-EN

Bio-sensor for Effective Environmental Protection and Commercialization - ENhanced

 Coordinatore BIOSENSOR S.R.L. 

 Organization address address: VIA DEGLI OLMETTI 44
city: FORMELLO
postcode: 60

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Giovanni
Cognome: Basile
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 9075116
Fax: +39 06 9075116

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 1˙382˙718 €
 EC contributo 1˙044˙837 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2008-1
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-10-01   -   2011-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BIOSENSOR S.R.L.

 Organization address address: VIA DEGLI OLMETTI 44
city: FORMELLO
postcode: 60

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Giovanni
Cognome: Basile
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 9075116
Fax: +39 06 9075116

IT (FORMELLO) coordinator 393˙156.00
2    DropSens S.L.

 Organization address address: PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE ASTURIAS -
city: LLANERA ASTURIAS
postcode: 33428

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Hernandez-Santos
Email: send email
Telefono: -985277651
Fax: -985277651

ES (LLANERA ASTURIAS) participant 334˙500.00
3    UNISCAN INSTRUMENTS LIMITED

 Organization address address: SIGMA HOUSE - BURLOW ROAD 1
city: BUXTON
postcode: SK17 9JB

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Graham Robert
Cognome: Johnson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1298 70981
Fax: +44 1298 70886

UK (BUXTON) participant 250˙389.00
4    RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEIDEN MILIEU*NATIONAL INSTITUTEFOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENTEN

 Organization address address: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
city: BILTHOVEN
postcode: 3721 MA

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ben
Cognome: Tangena
Email: send email
Telefono: 31302743169
Fax: 31302290919

NL (BILTHOVEN) participant 19˙040.00
5    AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

 Organization address address: WILLY MESSERSCHMITT STRASSE 1
city: OTTOBRUNN
postcode: 85521

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Lilischkis
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 607 28018
Fax: +49 89 607 22255

DE (OTTOBRUNN) participant 15˙200.00
6    Vitens N.V.

 Organization address address: Reactorweg 47
city: Utrecht
postcode: 3542 AD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: E.H.
Cognome: Veenstra
Telefono: -2945510
Fax: -2945327

NL (Utrecht) participant 14˙400.00
7    UNIVERSITE DE PERPIGNAN

 Organization address address: AVENUE PAUL ALDUY 52
city: PERPIGNAN
postcode: 66860

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rose-Marie
Cognome: Campus
Email: send email
Telefono: 468661783

FR (PERPIGNAN) participant 9˙600.00
8    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francesca
Cognome: Vergari
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 90672480
Fax: +39 06 90672360

IT (ROMA) participant 8˙552.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The objective of BEEP-C-EN is the integration of innovative biosensor research and technology and their exploitation by industry and/or other socio-economic entities in the fields of environment and agro-industry. The first target application is the detection of pesticides, heavy metal and organic compounds in water. The aim is building up a biosensor modular industrial platform, which can be easily adopted for multi-parameter/multi-sensor design and production. It consists of a series of electrochemical-optical sensors and microsystems suitable for various biomediators (microrganisms, DNA, proteins or cells) and based on new technologies studied and developed by the research performers in the consortium. The transduction approach is suggested by two main biomediator properties, often exploited in biosensor operation in response to analyte or modification of a physical-chemical condition: the variation of the bioluminescence/fluorescence emission and the internal electrical behaviour. These changes when transduced to readable electrical signals can give complementary information: the modification of a current signal is correlated to the electrogenic property of the biomediator (e.g. inhibition of Photosystem II electron transfer in the presence of a pesticide), while a modificaton of fluorescence is often correlated to a conformational modification (e.g. interaction of Photosystem II protein with ionizing radiation). The specific proposed devices are: 1) MultiLights: modular optical transducer for autonomous measurements of bioluminescence/fluorescence of several biomediators assembled in series; 2) MultiAmps: modular electrochemical transducer for measurements of current and voltage variations; 3) MultiTasks: a multitransduction biosensor based on simultaneous and autonomous measurement either of bioluminescence either of current variations.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Researchers have designed prototype portable biosensor devices that can detect common pesticides, heavy metals and other pollutants in water.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Countless industrial and agricultural activities result in the pollution of natural water sources. Without simple and rapid detection methods, it is difficult to get a handle on the scope of the problem.

The EU-funded 'Bio-sensor for effective environmental protection and commercialization - Enhanced' (http://www.beep-c-en.com (BEEP-C-EN)) project advanced designs for a flexible biosensor platform for detecting pollutants in water. Specifically, the project targeted three prototype sensor devices based on different methods of signal transduction.

Project members began by sourcing various enzymes and single-celled organisms that are sensitive to common pesticides or heavy metal poisoning (called biomediators). Much of BEEP-C-EN's research focused on characterising the stability and sensitivity of these compounds in order to select the most promising ones. Once identified, researchers looked for ways to immobilise the biomediators to form the core of the biosensor device.

Another major research area looked at optical and electrochemical sensors. Once all the parts were selected and software designed, the biosensor prototypes were built and tested over a three-month period. Researchers found that the devices were robust, affordable, accurate, and ready for commercial application.

BEEP-C-EN also completed a life-cycle analysis and user manual for the devices. Packaging and final design will be concluded before the BEEP-C-EN devices are made available to the public.

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