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Plant-based ingredient analytical and characterization service

Plant protein ingredient characterization tools or as a service.

Production platform
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Solution category
  • Research
  • Commercial
Value chain segment
  • Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs
  • R&D
Technology sector
  • Bioprocess design
  • Ingredient optimization
Relevant actor
  • Industry
  • Academics
  • Startups

Description

Plant-based food manufacturers often struggle with batch-to-batch ingredient inconsistency and variability between suppliers. Better analytical tools for predicting plant-based ingredient performance could improve manufacturing efficiency and create more transparent ingredient markets. Tools are needed to predict how ingredients will perform in final product applications like plant-based meat and dairy and under various processing methods. A company could commercialize the tools themselves (in the form of assay kits or analytical equipment) or provide ingredient characterization as a service.

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