New invention set to scan for contamination in milk much earlier in the process

“The Revolutionary Real Time AgroFood Contaminant Screener” is the name of the project from Next Generation Sensors B.V. and CIED the Netherlands. And the project aims to develop exactly that: A portable real time scanner for contamination in food production.

The project will begin with the dairy industry, which is the second-largest food type in the agri-food testing market as our launching market. Meat and fruit/vegetable companies – and food/feed companies in general – will follow rapidly after the product launch.

The Lab-to-Sample project will enable the consortium to deliver an unprecedented portable contaminant screener. The development of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) allows the partners to rapidly commercialise their joint innovation. The proposed screener’s underlying technologies are an unparalleled portable mass spectrometer, a novel rapid sampling probe, a novel blockchain ledger, and machine learning algorithms resulting in a revolutionary real-time dairy contaminant screener.

Accurate, real-time contamination detection at the source would 1) prevent contamination extension because of milk pooling, significantly reducing food waste, 2) reduce analysis costs and 3) drastically reduce the need for costly food recalls.

Next Generation Sensors B.V. + CIED B.V. are also collaborating with The Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I).

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The Revolutionary Real Time AgroFood Contaminant Screener

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Next Generation Sensors B.V.

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