Work Package 2

The objective was to develop and optimize assays and the resulting multianalyte microarray. This is the core of the IMPRESS project.

Assays were selected and tested for the detection of the antibiotic gentamicin and for the mycotoxin fumonisin B1 as well as for several allergenic proteins applying the epitope-containing synthetic peptides discovered in WP 3. Using the sciFLEXARRAYER S5 available at Plasmore, up to 1000 spots could be produced on the surface of the Impressor chip showing its extreme multiplex possibilities.