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Optimising and validating rapid biosensor analysis for cost effective quality assurance - HL0181

This project, HLO 181 follows on from HLO 164, Defining Quality Assurance for Sweet Onions With Rapid Biosensor Analysis to further develop the principle of using a biosensor for rapid measurement of pyruvate, principally in sweet onions, as a rapid Quality Control tool. This can be used by growers and packers directly in the developing sweet onion market to ensure adherence to quality standards. This technology will replace the present laboratory procedure developed by Schwimmer and Weston in the 1960’s.
Project Documents
• Abstract : HL0181 Abstract   (15k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2008

Cost: £42,500
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Allium and Brassica Centre Limited, Allium & Brassica Centre Ltd, University - Cranfield, Gwent Electronic Materials, Bedfordshire Growers Ltd, Moulton Bulb Company Ltd
Organic Farming              
Sustainable Farming and Food Science              
Sustainable Farming Systems              
Fields of Study