Our FP7 Projects

 BabySafe  Light-based decontamination system for baby formula Powdered infant formula is the most widespread and established alternative to the breastfeeding of the newborn. Despite preservation steps during production illnesses caused by contaminated formula as a result of Salmonella spp., Cronobacter sakazakii have been reported, which can often lead to brain damage or death in babies [...]

 Crystalvis PAT system for tracking crystallisation in the pharma sector Project: Crystalvis Categories: FP7-SME Call: FP7-SME Grant Agreement no. 605814 An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is the substance in a pharmaceutical drug that has the pharmacological activity. The crystallisation process is a critical step in the API manufacturing process and for delivering “product” in its [...]

 Durawood Plasma treatment to enhance coated wood durability Project: Durawood Categories: FP7 Call: FP7-SME-2008-1 Grant Agreement no. 232296 For wood to compete with other materials and be attractive to customers, a durability of treated wood facades of at least 5-8 years renovation-free should be guaranteed. New EC legislation (2004/42/EC) requires the replacement of solvent-borne coating [...]

 Manucoat Electrospray of self-cleaning nano-coatings on textile Project: Manucoat Categories: Manu-net Call: Manu-net The MANUCOAT research is focused on getting the visible light photocatalytic effect of textile and wood surfaces by developing of a system for plasma treatment of textile and increase wood substrates and deposition of doped nano-TiO2, where dopants envisaged are Ag and [...]

 Meatpack Plasma treatment for in-pack decontamination of meat products Project: Meatpack Categories: FP7 Call: FP7 - Research for SMEs Grant Agreement no. 605125 Meat and poultry products are vehicles for millions of cases of foodborne illness globally each year. Controlling pathogens such as campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and Yersinia enterocolitica, is a [...]

 Milddry Microwave assisted drying of food products Project: Milddry Categories: FP7 Call: FP7 - Research for SMEs Grant Agreement no. 315043 Heat sensitive foods and products that possess excellent quality in terms of taste, aroma, texture, and appearance, such as herbs, spices, seafood, etc., pose a major challenge to food driers. Products such as garlic, [...]

 Mycospec Infrared spectroscopic tools for mycotoxin determination in foodstuffs Project: Mycospec Categories: FP7 Call: FP7-SME-2012 Grant Agreement no. 314018 Mycotoxins are contaminants produced by fungi that infest food crops and processed foods. Mycotoxins enter the food chain via infected crops that are either directly consumed by humans or indirectly ingested as a consequence of crops [...]

 Optiject Optimal injection moulding of plastic via optical monitoring Project: Optiject Categories: FP7 Call: FP7 - Research for SMEs Grant Agreement no. 262623 Injection moulding is a complex process and is dependent on the relationship between the supplied material and the processing conditions. The properties of the plastic materials are directly dependent on the temperature, [...]

 Optimalt Monitoring systems for barley harvesting and malting process Project: Optimalt Categories: FP7 Call: FP7 - Research for SMEs Grant Agreement no. 218460-2 The EU malting barley industry supplies almost 50% of global malting barley requirements. The sustainability of thousands of EU SME farmers depend on the competitiveness of this industry, as is the quality [...]