Funded project within S3Food: Next Generation Sensors B.V. and CIED B.V.in the Netherlands aim to develop a portable real time scanner for contamination in food production, called “The Revolutionary Real Time AgroFood Contaminant Screener”.
S3Food is the pan European project for digital Industry 4.0 transition in which DSP Valley takes part as one of the 13 international consortium partners. It funds this great project that will develop the portable real time scanner for contamination in milk production. The second-largest food type in the agri-food testing market is the dairy industry, which is why the project will start with that industry as the launching market. After the product launch meat and fruit/vegetable companies – and food/feed companies in general – will follow rapidly after that.
An unprecedented portable contaminant screener will be delivered in this Lab-to-Sample. The development of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) allows the partners to rapidly commercialise their joint innovation. The proposed screener’s underlying technologies are:
– an unparalleled portable mass spectrometer
– a novel rapid sampling probe
– a novel blockchain ledger
– and machine learning algorithms
These algorithms are resulting in a revolutionary real-time dairy contaminant screener. Accurate, real-time contamination detection at the source would:
1) prevent contamination extension because of milk pooling. This is significantly reducing food waste.
2) reduce analysis costs and
3) drastically reduce the need for costly food recalls
Next Generation Sensors B.V. + CIED B.V. are also collaborating with The Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I).