21 May 2018
CIIMAR integrates European project Alertox-Net
CIIMAR is part of the European project Alertox-Net, an international consortium of the Interreg Atlantic Area Cooperation Program that aims to facilitate market delivery of safer marine food products by putting urgently needed innovative Toxicity alert systems in the value chain.
This project, led by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), with a European funding of three million euros, will develop a marine toxin alert network to establish a possible risk indicator related to climate change. The consortium is also constituted bt AZTI Foundation (Spain), NUIG (Ireland), IFREMER (France), CIFGA (Spain), MI (Ireland), QUB (UK), INTECMAR (Spain), CEA (France) and CEFAS ( United Kingdom). Alertox-Net will enable the improvement and development of detection methods for emerging marine toxins, as well as subsequent biotechnological development of some products of marine origin. In this sense, research on the origin and control of marine toxins, especially tetrodotoxins, palitoxins and cyclic imines, will focus on the risks they pose to public health.
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