|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|
||Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF and IPA)|