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Development of assays for clostridium botulinum toxins in food - FS1249

The objectives of the proposed project is to develop sensitive assays for botulinum types A, B, E and F neurotoxins into a format which may be marketed as a kit and used by industry and regulatory authorities. A target profile for these products is that:- (a) these assay kit detect all serotype/strain variations of each toxin type; (b) the sensitivity of the assay is better than that provided by the acute toxicity test performed in mice.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1999

Cost: £752,957
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research