IRTA-St. Carles de la Ràpita
|English name:Institute of Agro-Food Research and Technology
Original name:Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries
Division:Marine Environmental Monitoring, Aquatic Cultures
|Crta: Poble Nou, Km 5,5 |
43540 St. Carles de la Ràpita
Related Technology Datasheet
|For industry||For research organisation||For Others|
| Food safety in aquaculture products, Research on new aquatic species or processes to improve the quality and productivity of commercial species
Related Facility Datasheet
|Technology||Application field||Equipment available|
|Chromatography/ Separation technology/ Mass spectrometry||Identification and quantification of toxins, natural compounds, bioactives in food and the environemnt. Application to functional food|| HPLCs with spectroscopic (-UV, -FLD) and MS/MS detection (triple quadrupole). Sample preparation. Preparative and analytical scale.
|Colorimetric biochemical assays||Determination of analytes of interest in any field: agroo-food, health, environment, etc.|| Biochemistry laboratory. Sample preparation. Spectrophotometers, microtiter plate readers.
|Electrochemical biosensors||Design and development of sensing and transduction strategies for analyte detection (biomolecule immobilisation, biorecognition event efficiency and measurement, signal amplification, etc.)|| Biosensors laboratory. Sample preparation. Potentiostats, electrodes, arrays.
|Cytotoxicity assays using mammalian cells||Evaluation of the toxic potential of analytes at the cellular level. Identification of bioactive compounds in natural extracts. Application to ciguatera evaluation.|| Cell culture equipment, plate readers, microscopy
|Selective microbial growth assessment||Microbiological content in food and water samples|| Microbiology equipment, incubators, impedance
|Oceanographic surveys in coastal waters||Monitoring of marine waters and environmental assessment (Coastal embayments, shellfish harvesting areas, near-shore waters, Ebre Delta area, south of Catalonia)|| Boats, CTDs, cranes, sampling devices, spectrophotometers
|Microscopic and genetic identification of phytoplankton||Identification of phytoplankton species in marine aquatic ecosystems.|| Microscopy, PCR
|Laboratory microlagal cultures||Culture of microalgae for the production of relevant molecules and bioactive compounds.|| Bioreactors, culture chambers, centrifuges, microscopy
|Thin layer Chromatography and densitometry||Identification and quantitation of lipid classes, separation of neutral and polar lipids|| Densitometer. Sample preparation.
|Histology||Evaluation of the effects of nutrients and additiveson the digestive system of marine organisms. Identification of parasites in tissues. Organ and tissue development in marine organisms.|| Histolab, Parafine inclusion, microtomes, staining
|Molecular Biology||End-Point PCR analysis for: pathogen detection, species identification, gene isolation. Quantitative PCR analysis for: pathogen detection, cell quantitation, gene expression analysis, species identification, microbial strain differentiation.||Thermal cyclers for End-point and quantitative PCR, Agarose gel electrophoresis equipment, Digital imaging equipment, Microcentrifuges, Clinical centrifuges, Bead mill for tissue homogenization, DNA extraction materials|