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Held-held bio sensing tester

The goal is to develop an instrument incorporating state-of-
the-art technologies to provide the ultimate customer with a
low cost 'go-no go' safety toxicity tester using biosensors
and to quickly identify the exact location.

The aim of the project is to develop a unique, hi-tech, low-cost instrument that provides the customer/client with a simple safety toxicity test using biosensors. Throughout Europe the recovery of brownfield sites is becoming increasingly important. One of the blocking obstacles to this is the fact that stakeholders such as local Government agencies, local councils, property owners and developers are not sure whether they have 'blighted' land in their portfolios and hesitate to check as it is expensive. The testing by current chemical methods is both time-consuming, extremely expensive and not accurate/comprehensive enough. Over the past 5 years efforts to develop a hand-held toxicity tester instrument have been attempted. None have yet been commercially successful. The S.S. TESTER will allow a level playing field since the buyer as well as the seller of land will have the same information. This information will also facilitate the improvement of health and safety of Europe/the World. The mix of Research Institutes (NRI, INASMET, ESB) with academic professionals (UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH and UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA) and SME businesses (CROWN BIOSYSTEMS, WHEATON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, SIA, Spanish SME, ATLAS IRELAND, BOSTROMS RSAT) gives a comprehensive EUREKA project and enhances the chances of success in achieving our goals for the S.S. TESTER. Keywords: biosensors, toxicity, auditability.
Acronym: 
S. S. TESTER
Project ID: 
2 678
Start date: 
01-11-2001
Project Duration: 
24months
Project costs: 
4 200 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Measurement and Detection of Pollution
Market Area: 

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.