Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and its Electria R&D unit completed the 18-month Mold Sensor project in February 2014. The project was funded by TEKES.
The aim of the MoldSensor project was to develop a rapid point-of-care test kit for measuring mycotoxins in indoor air more accurately than those qualitative methods used today. The measuring method is based on antibodies and antigens; it has good mold specific features.
The new mold test kit fits between the currently used time- and labor-intensive laboratory tests and inaccurate visual- and odor-based test methods on site. The new test kit allows continuous monitoring making it suitable for constant control of mold, especially in public buildings.
For more information about this project, contact:
Project Manager Seppo Vanhatalo
tel. +358 40 673 6291