→ Habtenics group
We are a research team resulting from the collaboration between professors of the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Valencia and researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
The laboratories are located in an important academic and technological environment constituted by the University’s Science Park which houses large facilities and exclusive services for R&D.
Our research is aiming at studying and developing new, rapid, economic and user-friendly bioanalytical methods. To do this, we prepare synthetic functionalized derivatives and bioconjugates of small organic molecules (haptens), and generate our own high-affinity polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies specific of the target compound. With these immunoreagents, we develop alternative immunochemical methodologies (microplate-based immunoassays, affinity columns, immunochromatographic strips, bioactive nanoparticles, etc.) which we validate for the determination of chemical residues and contaminants (pesticides, hormones, additives, antibiotics, mycotoxins, phycotoxins, etc.) in environmental and food samples.
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