Project

Novel approaches for screening of masked mycotoxins.

Duration
01 January 2010 → 30 April 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
Keywords
screening immunoassays mycotoxins
 
Project description

The total available amount of mycotoxins in foodstuffs might currently be underestimated as masked mycotoxins escape traditional analytical detection. The aim of this study is to develop and validate two novel approaches for screening of masked mycotonxins and total mycotoxins (free + masked). These new methods combine immunoaffinity preconcentration with the enzymatic detection of the mycotoxin or (indirectly) the masking substance (e.g. glucose).