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About the Project

Motivated by high accumulation of pesticides in the environment and their increased presence in food that have created treat to human health and wellbeing, CONSENS project proposes a development of advanced sensing technology based on handheld and flexible devices, type “lab-on-glove”, which will assist in rapid and on-site screening of the pesticide presence in food, soil or water. The sensing devices made of a sample collecting and sensing platform, signal transducers, signal readouts and power sources will be built on disposable nitrile gloves, which is the main CONSENS aimaround which four research teams from Spain-Serbia-North Macedonia-Germany have joined their experience and capacity. 

To ensure realization of the main project aim,
the following objectives are predicted:

  • To synthesize novel zwitterionic polymers – based MIPs, using triazine, organophosphorous and phenolic chemical functionalities as templates;
  • To develop novel technique for synthesis of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) based on infra-red laser induced CVD deposition from selected monomer precursors;
  • To produce blend and in-situ composite aqueous dispersions that will be a fundamental for preparation of conductive printable inks;
  • To perform the prove-of-concept sensing (QCM, chemiresitive / chemicapacitive and electrochemical) measurements using triazine, organophosphorous and phenolic pesticides as
    analytes on conventional transducers;
  • To perform 2D printing of sensing devices onto platforms placed over disposable nitrile gloves;
  • To build and demonstrate a portfolio of handheld “lab-on glove” sensors;