The vision of VIVALDI is to provide the animal and food production industry with fast, affordable on-site tools to detect microbial pathogens of significant negative impact on animal health and food safety.


The VIVALDI project is an EU funded project under the Innovation Action program 2018-2020. This program aims at bringing European research close to market and commercialization. In the VIVALDI project the consortium will validate new equipment (the VETPOD platform) for rapid on-site detection of zoonotic pathogens in industrial food and animal production chains.

In the project the VETPOD platform is validated for three important zoonotic pathogens: Avian Influenza Virus (AIV), Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. The validation will be carried out according to ISO and OIE requirements in order to obtain international official recognition as alternative diagnostic methods for AIV, Salmonella and Campylobacter.

The partners of VIVALDI comprise a carefully selected team that covers all aspects of bringing this new technology to market.

The coordinator Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has developed the VETPOD platform based on Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technology and optical read-out to a user interface, with disposable plastic cartridges that can be adapted to detect almost all pathogens. The system is able to detect different pathogens even at species and subtype levels - from multiple samples within 30-60 min.

National reference laboratories in Sweden (SVA), France (ANSES) and Denmark (DTU) are partners of the consortium and will be responsible for the performance evaluation of the VETPOD system.

Quh-Lab, Parma University and ACEL are consortium members serving the animal and food industry and will be responsible for the end-user validation of the system.

DNA Diagnostic is a provider of assay solutions, and will be responsible for commercialisation, marketing and sales.

19 JUNE 2024