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XSpectra: The Most Advanced Real Time Food Contaminants Detector

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Project "XSpectra" data sheet

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Organization address
city: MILANO
postcode: 20127
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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 3˙252˙461 €
 EC max contribution 2˙276˙722 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-04-01   to  2021-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    XNEXT SRL IT (MILANO) coordinator 2˙276˙722.00


 Project objective

Xnext is a small Italian high-tech company that has the ambition of revolutionizing the quality inspection in the food sector and the ultimate goal of providing a decisive contribution for the solution of food contamination problems. We aim at succeeding thanks to XSpectra®, the most advanced real time inspection detector. XSpectra® is a disruptive technology as it overcomes all the weaknesses of conventional technologies, thus determining a relevant technological leap compared to all the existing solutions. Based on X-ray multi-spectrum analysis, XSpectra® is capable, like no other technology, to analyze real time the physical-chemical features of the materials and identify foreign bodies currently not detectable. The result of over 8 years of R&D, it’s a very complex system, combining 3 high innovations, all industrialized in-house: Photonics, Nuclear Electronics and Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence Algorithms. XSpectra® is beneficial for the food producers as it improves significantly the production efficiency (minimizing the product batch discard as well as the costs for product recalls); for the consumer as it guarantees the highest safety standards for the quality of foodstuff; for the environment as it helps to reduce significantly the amount of wasted food from the production line. XSpectra® has successfully completed the industrial prototype testing and is now installed for a field test on a production line. At the end of the project we will release the final industrial product and begin the commercialization worldwide. Thanks to high versatility of the system and the chemical-physical characterization capability, XSpectra® can be applied in several other fields: Pharma, Non-Destructive-Tests, material recycling, security controls, just to mention a few. Xnext intends to exploit the cash generation coming from the application in the food sector to support the application of XSpectra® in other sectors that also need to improve the quality standar


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Manuele Bettelli, Nicola Sarzi Amadè, Davide Calestani, Bruno Garavelli, Pietro Pozzi, Daniele Macera, Luca Zanotti, Carlo Andrea Gonano, Matthew C. Veale, Andrea Zappettini
A first principle method to simulate the spectral response of CdZnTe-based X- and gamma-ray detectors
published pages: 163663, ISSN: 0168-9002, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2020.163663
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 960 2020-04-17

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