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Advance Technologies in Health Surveillance (TAVS)

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Advance Technologies in Health Surveillance
      The Advance Technologies in Health Surveillance (TAVS) programme proposes the application of emerging technologies in the Agri-food Area to improve the quality and food safety together with the eficiency in agricultural and livestock production, following the recomendations by the FAO, European Union and WHO for next decades. The programme framework covers the whole food chain according to the approach “from the farm to the fork”.

The TAVS consortium is a multidisciplinary team of 13 complementary research groups leaders in Public and Animal Health, Food Safety and Environment. They belong to five of the most renowned Spanish scientific institutions (UCM, UPM, INIA, ISCIII and CIEMAT) that have shown their success participating in two previous calls of R+D Activities Program of the CM. Moreover, the consortium is enhanced by the participation of one laboratory belonging to the RELAB, as well as public administrations, nonprofit entities and leading companies to all involved sectors, that participate as associated organisms assuring technology transfer.

The importance of the TAVS programme lies in the application of next generation systems, available in the consortium, to solve real problems of companies and administrations from different point of views, with the main objective to establish confluent and synegistic strategies to obtain effective, rapid and economically affordable solutions that covers the full complexity of the problem.


      The objetives for the consortium TAVS are included in the Agrifood and Biotechnology Area (Area 4), and are focused in two main lines of the call: (i) Advanced technologies for production and charaterization of functional food, quality improvement and food safety and (ii) New agricultural and livestock production systems.

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VISAVET. Health Surveillance Centre
Complutense University


Av. de Puerta de Hierro s/n
28040 Madrid

  • ZTAHM-UCM: Foodborne Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Histology
  • ALIVET-UCM: Veterinary and Food
  • DICM-UCM: Diagnosis, Identification and Molecular Characterization
  • GA-UCM: Antimicrobial group
  • MALDI-UCM: MALDI technology for controlling zoonotic diseases in animal production
  • SUAT-UCM: Viral Immunology and Preventive Medicine
  • Laboratory 230: Madrid Laboratory Network

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Complutense University


Av. de Puerta de Hierro s/n
28040 Madrid

  • DNBTA-FV-UCM: Department of Nutrition Food-Science and Technology

E.T.S.I. Agrónomos
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Av. de Puerta de Hierro s/n
28040 Madrid

  • LPF-TAGRALIA-UPM: Laboratory of Physical Properties: Advanced Techniques in Agrifood

Research Center for Animal Health and Safety (CISA)
National Institute for Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (INIA)


Ctra. de Algete a El Casar s/n
28130 Valdeolmos

  • CISA-INIA: Epidemiology and Environmental Health

National Center for Microbiology
Carlos III Health Institute


Ctra. Majadahonda a Pozuelo, Km 2
28220 Majadahonda

  • IN-IM-ISCIII: Microbial Immunology
  • SEB-ISCIII: Enterobacteriaceae Section. Bacteriology Unit

National Center for Environmental Health
Carlos III Health Institute


Ctra. Majadahonda a Pozuelo, Km 2
28220 Majadahonda

  • CH-CNSA-ISCIII: Water Polution Unit

Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT)


Av. Complutense, 40
28040 Madrid

  • FOTOAir-CIEMAT: Photocatalytic Air Pollutant Treatment

Public Health Institute of Madrid
Madrid Salud

Instituto de Salud Pública de Madrid

Centro de Protección Animal
Ctra. del Barrio de la Fortuna, 33
28044 Madrid

  • MS-AM: Vector Control Unit. Deparment of Environmental Health

La Marañosa Technological Institute
Ministry of Defence

Instituto Tecnológico La Marañosa

Ctra. Madrid - San Martín de la Vega, Km 10,5
28330 Madrid

  • ITM-MD: Biological Defense Unit. NBQ Department
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