Title Plant-derived antibodies for toxin detection/removal
Technology deployment Tumour-promoting toxins (microcystins) from cyanobacteria can pose significant health risks due to their high stability in the environment and their ability to enter into the food chain. Reliable detection and/or removal of these toxins is therefore crucial.

Our technology involves cost-effective production of functional recombinant anti-microcystin antibodies for downstream applications such as antibody-based sensitive test systems for microcystin detection or antibody-based scavengers for water treatment. A highly sensitive lateral flow immunoassay (dipstick) suitable for the on-site analysis of water samples was established.

Upscaling for industrial production, both of plant-derived antibody and the complete dipsticks is now feasible.

See also: Plant Biotechnol J. 2018 Jan;16(1):27-38. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12746

Keywords biotechnology; cyanobacteria toxin detection in fresh water; water quality; plant-derived antibody
Comments Regarding Stage of Development
Possible to use since 20.02.2018
Regarding Stage of Development Development from prototype to final product
Type and size of client:
Possible client partners for industrial production
More information andrea.pitzschke@economica.at
Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF and IPA)




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