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.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Disposable electrodes based on filtered nanomaterials.A Spanish research Group from Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Departments at University of Alcalá (Spain) has designed and developed different disposable electrodes constituted exclusively by conducted nanomaterials for analytical measurement of electroactive molecules for (bio-) sensoric in relevant areas such as health, agri-food and environmental. The group is looking for companies in the chemistry, clinical, agri-food and environmental sectors to reach licensing agreements or collaboration and commercial agreements for technical assistance.
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UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:New Food Disinfection System Using Ultraviolet Germicidal Radiation• Non transparent liquid foods, having low UV radiation penetration depth, are fully sterilized. • It is an alternative to thermal processes because it provides similar results being less aggressive to the product characteristics. • Superficial disinfection of solid surfaces can be accomplished. • Low cost and effective technology. • UV disinfection can be implemented anyway in the production process.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Innovative process for the production of wine without the addition of sulfur dioxide by using chitosan-based filmsDespite the numerous applications of chitosan, was never described the production of chitosan films with natural compounds with these properties. As well as their use as substitutes for the addition of sulfur dioxide in wines or other food products. The chitosan films have many applications due to their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The limitation in their use is that chitosan is soluble in acidic aqueous media. Despite the numerous applications of chitosan, was never described the production of chitosan with natural compounds that are stable in acidic and with high antioxidant activity, maintaining the antimicrobial activity of chitosan. Has never been reported the use of chitosan as a substitute of the addition of sulfur dioxide in wines or other food products, pharmaceutical or other related areas.
Merck KGaA posted this:HealthpressoTM - new way consumers experience healthcareThe use of pads or capsules containing coffee grounds or tea leafs for the storage and generation of fresh, high quality hot beverages is a convenient and already well established technology. Numerous devices and different set ups are on the market, the technology of which could also be used to extract other foodstuffs/edibles (e.g. herbs or dried viands) in order to generate (hot) beverages and provide the customer with freshly made infusions. HealthpressoTM aims to create a product that allows people to experience health and healthcare in a convenient and pleasure providing way. By applying specific proprietary membranes with a special feature of a pressure-dependent membrane valve, high pressure extractions can be carried out. The extraction pressure is determined by the membrane pore size and the applied surface energy. Depending upon the specific needs for the extraction goods membranes with variable membrane valve characteristics can be applied, allowing extracting multiple herbs at their optimum pressures in one capsule. The proprietary capsule design offers a ‘no-drip’ feature (PoP done).