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Published 29 March 2014

The Phytochip, DNA microarray, detect toxic microalgae

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Toxic phytoplankton is a biological agent, producer of harmful toxins to the environment and human health. Current techniques for the identification and enumeration of phytoplankton are difficult, time consuming and costly.

A new identification test sensitive, rapid and easy to use has been developed in collaboration with Captiven and the GeTbiopuce platform of INSA Toulouse: an innovative biochip that allows the genetic identification of target species.

Potential applications:
- Control water quality by monitoring networks and the shellfish industry professionals
- Genetic detection of microorganisms and pathogens
- Variation of the assay for detection of other microorganisms

On the web : Captiven presentation Poster 1 Poster 2