University of Vigo posted this:Procedure for the extraction of biosurfactants contained in corn steep liquorsNowadays, most of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic products in the market contain chemically synthesized surfactants in its composition. In many cases, these surfactants are the same as those used in regular cleanup activities. In order to get more natural and biocompatible products, it would be interesting to include natural surfactants instead of chemical surfactants in the preparation of these pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. These biosurfactants are also present in the formulation of greener nanoparticles, replacing the chemical surfactants currently used in the preparation thereof. Most biosurfactants have antimicrobial activity, which would improve the properties of certain nanoparticles, as well as many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. The main disadvantage of biosurfactants industrial production is related to the high cost compared to chemically synthesized surfactant production. The solution proposed by the Chemical Engineering research group at the University of Vigo, is the development of eco-friendly simple extraction of biosurfactant from a corn wet-milling industry byproduct, such as corn wash liquors, better known as "corn steep liquor (CSL)", which could compete in terms of cost production with its chemical counterparts.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Antibodies to measure residual levels of mycotoxin ochratoxin A in foodCSIC and the University of Valencia have developed antibodies capable of determining ochratoxin A in food and ensure compliance with legislation on food products regarding the presence of this mycotoxin. Antibodies have been generated using novel functionalized derivatives of ochratoxin A. These immunoreagents have shown their efficacy in both direct and indirect competitive ELISA to detect concentrations close to parts per trillion. We are looking for companies interested in patent licensing for the development of fast, sensitive and portable kits for the analysis of ochratoxin A in foods and beverages based on these antibodies. The license of the patent is offered Effective, fast and accurate detection Ochratoxin A has a higher incidence in cereals, wine, juices and coffee One of the most harmful and frequent mycotoxins in food is ochratoxin A. Its presence is a real problem for human health due to its toxicity, and it causes significant economic losses to various productive sectors. The main fungi producing ochratoxin A belongs to the genera Penicillium and Aspergillus, and the products with the highest incidence are cereals, wine, juices and coffee. The small concentrations at which this potent toxin is usually found commonly require the use of sophisticated chromatographic methods. An alternative is the generation of antibodies against ochratoxin A with superior performance to the existing ones that allow this toxin being recognized with high affinity and specificity. These immunoreagents can be easily implemented in various analytical platforms, from the simplest, such as competitive ELISAs and immunochromatographic strips, to more complex, like chips or biosensors of different types, which allows us to simultaneously analyze a large number of samples in low-resource settings such as warehouses, cellars and even farmlands. Main applications and advantages Ochratoxin A derivatives functionalized at new positions have been synthesized that faithfully preserve the structure and characteristics of this potent mycotoxin. These new compounds have proven to be extremely efficient as haptens to generate antibodies capable of recognizing ochratoxin A with an affinity and selectivity not previously described. Immunoassays developed using these immunoreagents have been shown to be very sensitive, allowing analysis of ochratoxin A at levels close to 10 parts per trillion. These new methods are faster than instrumental procedures, especially when analyzing complex samples such as wine and coffee. The generated immunoreagents are easily adaptable to portable methods, such as ELISA kits or immunochromatographic strips. Patent status Prioriy patent application filed suitable for international extension For more information contact with: Mª Jesus Añón Marín Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Tel.: +34 963900022 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Biocatalysts for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry made from used batteriesThe CSIC has developed a system that use the black mass of the used batteries to synthesize biocatalysts with a great capacity to synthesize products widely used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, such as aromas and flavorings. Companies interested in exploiting the technology under a patent license are sought. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Oleuropein obtaining procedure: high purity antioxidantCSIC has developed a reliable and effective method for obtaining oleuropein from olive leaf: comprising a pretreatment that increases the concentration of oleuropein in the extracts over other known methods and achieving this bioactive compound with a purity superior of 70%. Industrial partners from the food and pharmaceutical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:ORIS (‘280-4’) PASSION-FRUIT CULTIVAR – PURPLE WITH DARK PURPLE SPOTS AND 1.5-2X BIGGERA novel genotype of Passiflora edulis (Passion fruit) with an unusual and attractive peel color (pink/red/peach with purple spots), similar to Pomegranate/ star king apple, with fruit size ~2 + fold larger than the existent commercial varieties in Israel. 280-4, ORIS, A novel cultivar of Passionfruit (connected to 4676 project ) Project ID : 23-2019-6712
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:YUKIS (‘280-7’) PASSION FRUIT CULTIVAR – JUICY, YELLOW-PEELED AND 1.5X BIGGERA novel genotype of Passiflora edulis (Passion fruit) with bright Yellow peel color with fruit size ~1.5 fold larger than the existent commercial varieties in Israel.The pulp of the fruit is very aromatic and sweet. 280-7, YUKIS, A Novel Cultivar of Passion Fruit(connected to 4676 project ) Project ID : 23-2019-6713
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FUNDITEC posted this:Use of proteins from alternative sources for food applicationsAt FUNDITEC we have a wide experience in the valorization of biomass from microalgae (both lipid and protein extracts) to be used in the development of products of interest in the food industry. Looking for Research co-operation, Technical co-operation and Partner Search
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Future Meat Technologies LTD.Future Meat Technologies LTD. Project ID : 26-2018-4638
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendrimers with terminal thiol groups on their surface. Their preparation and their uses.The research group in «Dendrimers for biomedical applications» of the University of Alcalá presents the procedure for obtaining and using carbosilane dendrimers with terminal thiol groups on their surface, as antioxidants and radical scavengers for their application in the food industry, cosmetic and pharmaceutical. The group seeks to reach licensing agreements, collaboration agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with enterprises from the food industry, cosmetic, biotechnology, Biomedicine or pharmaceutical sector.
Fundació URV posted this:Gallic Acid for the treatment of pathologies produced by hyperactivation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systemGallic Acid is a naturally occurring phenolic compound that is widely distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Different studies have demonstrated the strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and anticancer properties of GA, and daily intake may reduce the risk of diseases and bring health benefits. More recently, Gallic Acid has also been studied for its beneficial effects on cardiovascular diseases. It inhibits dyslipidemia, hepatosteatosis and oxidative stress in high-fat diet fed rats, protects the myocardium against isoproterenol-induced oxidative stress in rats, ameliorates the heart-function defects of myocardial dysfunction associated with streptozotocin-induced type-1 diabetic rats and exhibits anti-hyperglycemic and lipid-lowering properties in high-fat diet mice. Gallic Acid is commonly used as antioxidant by the food industry. However, until now, it is not known that the gallic acid could block the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), which is the innovative aspect discover for the Nutrigenomic Group for the Gallic Acid. The inhibition of the RAAS by Gallic Acid is considered to be of special relevance because RAAS overactivity is currently associated with not only hypertension but also vascular inflammation, the development of atherosclerosis, left ventricular hypertrophy, nephrosclerosis and cardiovascular events. This discovery has a big importance because it opens a wide field of use for this compound in the food, nutraceutical or pharmaceutical industry.
IMIM Institut Recerca Hospital del Mar posted this:New phenolic natural extract obtained from olive and herbal spices with proven cardioprotective effect.This product consists of a natural extract wich combines olive oil phenols and other bioactive compounds from herbal species. The bioactive compounds of the natural extract have been characterized and quantified. Its use allows a novel therapeutic approach by means of the combination of complementary antioxidants from different origins that provides additional health benefits. Consumer acceptance has previously been assessed by conducting a panel test. Data from a randomized, controlled, crossover, clinical trial showed an improvement of vivo endothelial function and HDL subclass distribution, in humans. These effects were obtained with a low daily intake of the extract.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Manganese-lactoferrin complex stimulating the growth of probiotic bacteriaThe subject of the offer is manganese-lactoferrin complex with properties stimulating the growth of probiotic bacteria in digestive system. Possible applications of the invention include prevention and treatment of bacterial infections (including sepsis in newborns), chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, dietary supplementation in prevention of bacterial infections and some other indications.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for obtaining peptides with antioxidant and antihypertensive properties from olive seeds.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department at Alcalá University has developed a procedure from which it is possible to obtain peptides with antihypertensive and antioxidant capacity of isolated proteins from olive seed by enzymatic digestion. The method consists of the protein extraction from the olive seeds using a previously developed process, and digest the extracted proteins with Thermolysin enzyme, allowing to obtain peptides with antihypertensive capacity in vitro, or with Alcalase enzyme leading to obtain a peptide extract with antioxidant properties. The group seeks to establish commercial , licensing or collaboration agreements with companies of the food and pharmaceutical sectors interested in both the use strategy of this waste material (olive pits), as in the use of the found bioactive peptides.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Process for manufacturing and use of brines that eliminates the anisakiosis riskA Spanish research group from the Microbiology and Parasitology Department of Alcalá University has developed a process of manufacture and use of brines that eliminate the anisakiosis risk. These brines contains concentrations equal or superior to 10% of acetic acid, food additive E-260 instead of commercial vinegars, all of them with smaller degrees of acidity able to kill the 100% of the Anisakis sp. larvae. The group is looking for manufacturing agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for characterization and quantification of soybean proteins by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department of Alcalá University has developed an analytical method of Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography to characterize and quantify soybean proteins in commercial products in short analysis times. This invention represents a breakthrough for the routine analysis of these products made from soybean, since the analysis is done in very low times. The group is seeking for commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreements patent.