Partnering opportunity

Production technology of starch-based sorbing agent applicable in food, alcohol and agriculture industries

Summary

Polish scientist has developed a technology to produce sorbent out of starch that allows for immobilisation of bioactive substances. Thanks to its properties, i.a. lack of flavour and colour, it can be used in food production, brewing as well as in agriculture. Uncomplicated production process and inexpensive materials provide for the fast implementation of the technology. License agreement and commercial agreement with technical assistance are offered.

Partner sought

Commercial agreement with technical assistance: - Type of partner sought: industry; - Field of partner's activity: manufacturers of food and alcoholic beverages, farms; - Role of partner sought: technology purchasing and its commercial implementation with the help of the scientist. License agreement: - Type of partner sought: industry; - Field of partner's activity: manufacturers of food and alcoholic beverages, farms; - Role of partner sought: implementation of the technology under the license.

Description

A scientist from a university located in northwestern Poland specialises in immobilisation technologies and environment-friendly packaging materials. He has developed a technology for using starch and spray-drying process to produce a sorbing agent. It allows one to immobilise various bioactive substances that are in a liquid, solid or gaseous state. An immobilised substance added to the final product is then gradually released in a designated environment, in a given concentration. The innovation enables the production of a wide variety of powdery, granulated, pill or suspended-matter products. Starch sorbent produced according to the offered technology is biodegradable, biocompatible, microbiologically clean and dispersible. It has a neutral colour, smell and taste. It can be used: as a powdery diluent of flavoured food additives, as an adsorbent of liquids and odours, or to filter water or contaminants out of raw alcohol. Therefore, the technology is of particular interest to food, alcohol and agriculture industry. Thanks to the simplicity and low costs of the production process, quick implementation of the technology on the industrial scale is possible. The scientist would like to see his invention used commercially, therefore he is looking for partners that would like to buy or license the technology. In both cases, a partner will be responsible for implementing the technology into his production process. The scientist will lend his expertise in adapting the technology and helping to introduce it.

Advantages and innovations

- the sorbent is biodegradable, biocompatible, microbiologically clean and dispersible; - its production is cheap and not overly complicated; - technology is based on natural materials; - variety of market applications - the sorbent can be used in various industries (food, alcohol, agriculture).

Development stage

Available for demonstration

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Patents granted


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