Milk and dairy products can be contaminated by several contaminants, including aflatoxin M1, a potent carcinogen. The aflatoxin contamination represents a hazard for human health and an economic loss for the dairy industry. The solutions developed by Symphony project aim to overcome the limitations of the available technology for aflatoxin detection, which fails to provide timely identification of the carcinogen and cost-effective management of contaminated milk. Together with Linda Toigo we realised this animation to explain the aim and the process of the project.
SYMPHONY: Integrated SYsteM based on PHOtonic Microresonators and Microfluidic Components for rapid detectioN of toxins in milk and dairY products