Fish fillets, which are very popular due to their convenience and high nutritional value, are also highly perishable products. The absence of apparent signs of freshness (eye, gill, skin) makes it difficult to analyze the quality of these products.


Having nucleotides recognized as new indicators for assessing the freshness of fish fillets.

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About the project

Postmortem degradation of ATP is a universal and common process for all fish species. The ALTERATION project, led by the AQUIMER cluster, aims to have nucleotides recognized as new quality indicators to detect the early signs of alteration of fish fillets on two species: cod and Atlantic salmon, and to evaluate the performance of the Precice® kit.

Developed by NovoCib, this kit allows for detection of the first signs of fish spoilage thanks to the nucleotide dosing and thus to detect its freshness. Until now, the lack of a reliable, accurate and fast method for nucleotide determination has prevented the application of nucleotide criteria for assessing fish freshness.


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