Universitat de Lleida posted this:Bio-preservant solution to control foodborne pathogens in fresh-cut fruitOur technology is based on a microorganism with demonstrated bio-preservative activity. The strain CPA-7 of Pseudomonas graminis, isolated from fruit, is capable of inhibiting the growth of foodborne human pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in fresh-cut fruit. The University of Lleida seeks an industrial partner willing to adopt a new technology for biological control of foodborne pathogenic bacteria in fresh-cut fruit. The type of partner sought is for the regulatory development and commercialization of the protected technology under a license agreement.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:SensoGraph: Fast and cheap method for the sensory food positioningThe training of a panel of tasters can be long and costly for the needs of the food industry. A research group from the University of Alcalá has developed a method that allows a real-time analysis, faster and visual, with comparable results. This method for sensory positioning is based on the opinions of a group of untrained tasters and / or consumers, processed by software that uses geometric techniques rather than statistics. The group seeks to reach commercial agreements with technical assistance with companies in the agrofood sector.
Universitat de Lleida posted this:Method based on a nutritional intervention to fight coccidiosisWe seek industrial partners with expertise in the sector of crop production to adopt a new technology useful to deliver optimized feed solution to fight coccidiosis. The type of partner sought is mainly for the regulatory codevelopment and the commercialization of our solution under a technology license agreement. The technology developed relates to a novel genetically engineered variety of maize accumulating extraordinary levels of carotenoids (β-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin and lutein). Poultry raised on this corn were healthy and exhibited substantially higher levels of resistance to coccidiosis, less foot pad dermatitis, reduced number of ulcers and less excretion of pathogen oocysts in feces. Carotenoids accumulate in several tissues (skin, dermis, muscles and fat), conferring high nutritional value and greater consumer acceptance.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Production of a novel collagenase and applicationsThe described process for collagenase production and purification is rapid, cheap and reproducible. The obtained product is highly active and stable for long period storage (in solution or lyophilised). The features of this novel product are, certainly related to a novel domain organization and architecture not yet described for other collagenases
University of Vigo posted this:Valorization of whey and vinasses by producing antimicrobial extracts using biotechnological processesThis invention is based on the production of antimicrobial extracts with potential application against pathogenic microorganisms. The biotechnological production of antimicrobial metabolites was carried out using Lactobacillus plantarum strains. Two industrial wastes, whey, and wine distilled lees (or vinasses) were assayed in order to make the process economically competitive with regard to the chemical one. The extracts are mainly composed by lactic acid, 3-phenyllactic and bacteriocins. Whey was enzymatically hydrolyzed and the solutions were fermented sequentially or simultaneously. The bioprocesses were carried out continuously or discontinuously
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.
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:Improved procedure to obtain active principles in Aloe leavesA technology based firm, set up by researchers of Alcalá University, has developed a procedure to obtain active principles from Aloe leaves. With this procedure, a product with pharmacological, cosmetic and nutritional use is obtained. The resultant product could have therapeutic and/or food properties. Toxic compounds as phenols are removed. The researchers are interested in join venture and/or manufacture agreements.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Novel photobioreactor for mass cultivation of microalgaeThe main innovation of this invention is: • This novel photobioreactor combines the mechanism of a bubble column with the air-lift type for higher biomass production than that obtained for both systems separately.
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.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:Healthy oil from marine and vegetal sources, natural enhancer of flavors characterized by a high conservation and good performance at cooking temperatures.Our product: .- Stabilizes fish and / or algae oils, slowing its normal oxidation process, that until now hindered its alimentary uses. .- Provides oil blend with a more balanced proportion of natural antioxidants (polyphenols) and vitamins (A, D and E) than the oils offered current in the market. .- Regarding vegetable oils rich in omega 6, this mixture provides an optimal balance with omega 3 which has a potent anti-inflammatory effect. .- It avoids the use artificial additives such as flavor enhancers..- It enriches the flavor in preparing of dishes and foodstuff from the sea. .- It can be heated without its drastic deterioration
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Novel method to increase production and extraction of phytosterolsThe research group "Proteomics and functional genomics of plants of the University of Alicante has developed a new procedure that increases the production and extraction of phytosterols in plant cell cultures in vitro. To do this, is added to the culture medium cyclodextrins and optionally methyl jasmonate. After growing under certain conditions, phytosterols are obtained with yields higher than the current extraction techniques from the plant material. This method allows a stable production of phytosterols, independent of geographical, seasonal and environmental factors, with reduced spaces requirements and easier process of purification and industrial scaling. The group is looking for companies interested in acquiring the technology for commercial exploitation. Innovative aspects Nowadays, the classical method of extracting phytosterols from vegetable raw materials has a very low yield. This, combined with the large amount of plant material needed to extract a significant amount of phytosterols from global natural sources (only could be supplied 10% of Western populations), causes a high cost of these products. With this new process of in vitro plant cell culture, it is possible to increase production and efficiency of extraction of phytosterols from natural resources for a greater percentage of the population that could benefit from the positive effects of phytosterols on health.
Fundació URV posted this:HYDROLYSATES WITH DPP - IV INHIBITORY ACTIVITYThe invention relates to a method for obtaining an enzymatic hydrolysate with dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitory activity, antihyperglycemic effect and inducer of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) secretion from animal by-products, particularly chicken feet.