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partner, the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, is working to
improve food safety. They have just published a novel multiplex real-time RPA
method for the rapid detection of Listeria monocytogenes:
study of multiplex real-time recombinase polymerase amplification and ISO
11290-1 methods for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in dairy products
development of novel methods for the rapid detection of Listeria monocytogenes
is of high interest due to due to particular concerns about this its ubiquity,
resistance to sanitation processes and high mortality rates resulting from
evaluation of a novel multiplex real-time Recombinase Polymerase Amplification
(RPA) method including an internal amplification control is reported in the
paper released in volume 92 of Food Microbiology. The method performance was
compared to that of the European reference method (ISO 11290-1) for the
detection of the species in samples from 40 commercial dairy products. A limit
of detection below 10 cfu/25 g or mL sample was achieved, and values higher
than 90% were obtained for relative sensitivity, specificity, accuracy,
positive and negative predictive values and the index (kappa) of concordance.
Analysis was achieved within one working day, compared to the six days required
using the ISO method. Moreover, slight modification of the ISO 11290-1 method
to include secondary enrichment in half Fraser broth resulted in the
confirmation of all positive samples.
Seafood-Age consortium has adapted to the current circumstances of lockdown and
border closures and held its third project meeting (12M) via videoconference on
the 13th of May 2020. The meeting was organised by Eva Balsa-Canto, who acted
as Lead Partner and moderator of the meeting, consisting of a series of
sessions all day long. Twenty seven participants followed the presentations and
participated in the discussions.
morning, partners reviewed the progress achieved in the framework of the
technical work packages. Carla Pires (IPMA), Silvia Blanco/Mick Mackey
(IRMRS) and Xosé Antón Vázquez (IIM-CSIC) showed the first results of the work
performed during the previous 6 months regarding the production of ingredients
and the assessment of their bioactivity.
Carmen G. Guillén (ICTAN-CSIC) and Hayley Alter (ULANC) gave an overview on
the optimization of RTE production and the co-design workshop that have been
running respectively. Ina Bremenkamp (UCC) presented the progress on
eco-packaging solutions. Harri Määtä (OAMK) talked on the development of the
Smart Predictive Label and Pierre Rodault (TQC) proposed a plan for the
training sessions to be celebrated during the next year.
In the afternoon,
transversal work packages were presented by Uxía Vázquez (Communication), Elena
Couñago (Capitalization) and Eva Balsa-Canto (Coordination). Different aspects
were discussed and agreements were reached, thus allowing to continue
progressing despite the slowdown caused by the current pandemic, that still
keeps most of the labs closed. Several technical meetings will take place
online in the coming weeks to strengthen collaboration and move forward with
the project activities.
has been presented at the PrinLab’s stand at the PRINSE’20, the Printed
Intelligence Industry seminar that was in Oulu this week.
PRINSE’20 Printed Intelligence Industry seminar has covered topics including structural electronics, intelligent diagnostics and the emerging R2R manufacturing industry.
This inspiring international event has hosted 300 participants around the world, while offering an excellent setting for networking and matchmaking. More than 50 industrial companies were presented.
To facilitate collaboration with the top experts from industry leaders, there were also an interactive Innovation Market Place and company booths and demos.
The SEAFOOD AGE team wishes you all the best for the New Year!
The Business2Sea yearly
event was carried out in Porto between 11th and 13th of November. Its agenda
offered as usual a broad variety of activities, including conference,
workshops, pitch presentations, business-to-business meetings, exhibition area
and gastronomic seafood experiences. In addition, this year’s edition hosted
the 6th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference and the Annual Event of the
Interreg Atlantic Area Programme. The Portuguese Minister of the Sea, Mr.
Ricardo Serrão Santos, was visiting the Business2Sea on Tuesday 12th.
CETMAR and IIM-CSIC played
a relevant role in the organization and development of the event, and both
organizations participated in all the proposed activities, including both
stands in the exhibition area. The Seafood-Age was presented in a number of
meetings and interviews and the project poster was displayed during the three
days of the event.