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Maria(TM) "Linda" Sweet Cherry

Breeders: Sandor Brozik and Mrs. Erika ApostolOwner: Research Institute for Fruit Growing and Ornamentals, Erd, HungaryHistory in the U.S.: Introduced to the U.S. in 1995 to the Plant Quarantine Center, Beltsville, MD, by Prof. Amy Iezzoni. Upon its release, it has been tested in Michigan. Decision to commercialize made in 2013 in consultation with...
Published: 8/16/2016   |   Inventor(s): Amy Iezzoni
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Food Science and Nutrition

Smart Water Bottle Converter

Executive SummaryA more accurate awareness of an individual’s hydration could help motivate them to stay hydrated in a variety of settings. Quantifying the intake would provide meaningful feedback to aid in hydration. To address this need this technology converts a normal water bottle into a “smart bottle” capable of tracking and...
Published: 6/14/2016   |   Inventor(s): Subir Biswas, Bo Dong, Ryan Gallant
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Devices, Food Science and Nutrition

Colorimetric and Fluorophoric Sensors for pH Sensing in Living Cells

Executive SummaryInnovators at Michigan State University (MSU) have developed a novel method for dynamic tracking of proteins in living cells. MSU’s novel method tags proteins with a wide variety of colors, enabling several different proteins to be detected and tracked simultaneously. Using this method, multiple color variants are genetically...
Published: 5/17/2016   |   Inventor(s): Babak Borhan, James Geiger
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Test and Measurement

System for Food and Drink Intake Monitoring

Executive SummaryAs chronic health problems related to obesity continue to grow, better monitoring of and treatments for these types of disorders continue to grow as well. This technology is a technique for monitoring food intake in real-time. The inventors propose a wearable solution that involves a stretch sensor mounted at the chest on a belt for...
Published: 5/16/2016   |   Inventor(s): Subir Biswas, Bo Dong
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Data Processing/Analysis, Food Science and Nutrition, Devices

A Continuous Reactive Distillation Process for Citric Acid Esterification (see 04026)

IntroductionDepletion of fossil fuel resources, coupled with heightened awareness of environmental and health concerns, is providing impetus to search for alternative materials that are biocompatible, biodegradable, and based on renewable resources. Organic acids produced by fermentation of carbohydrate feedstocks constitute an important class of biorenewable...
Published: 11/5/2015   |   Inventor(s): Navinchandra Asthana, Dennis Miller, Aspi Kolah, Carl Lira, Dung Vu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Food Science and Nutrition, Materials, Packaging

Device and Method for (Drug) Encapsulation

IntroductionThe pharmaceutical industry is reliant upon various methods that deliver medication to patients. Drug encapsulation systems have been of interest due to patient safety concerns and the need to control the high biological availability, or bioavailability, of drugs. Bioavailability indicates the extent and rate at which the active drug or...
Published: 11/17/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Shaowen Ji
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging, Pharmaceutical

The Kings of Flint

DescriptionThis documentary film follows Karate Masters Jacky and Dora King (who are also Master Gardeners,) as they teach students to grow their own food in urban gardens around Flint, Michigan. They see farming as a means of self-defense. When you grow your own food, the Kings say, you know what’s going into your body. The Kings also see farming...
Published: 6/24/2014   |   Inventor(s): Geraldine Zeldes, Troy Hale
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Food Science and Nutrition, Agriculture

Microwavable Pie a la Mode

Description of TechnologyMichigan State University’s inventors have formulated a culinary dish and a specialized package that combines hot pie with a topping of ice cream in a single package. Winner of the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists’ National Product Development competition, the microwavable invention incorporates an insulated...
Published: 7/11/2011   |   Inventor(s): John Partridge, Janice Harte, Animequom Adams, Hunter Gartner, Keith Emery
Keywords(s): Frozen Snacks, Microwave Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Packaging

Fabrication and Characterization of Biodegradable PLA-Zeolite Composites (Includes TEC2007-0123)

IntroductionModified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) enhances quality, extends the shelf life of perishable foods, and prevents loss revenues due to food spoilage. MAP is required because the balance and interaction of certain gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen, with packaged foods contributes to either poor or high food quality. Advances in...

Microperforated Poly(lactic acid) Packaging Systems and the Method of Preparation Thereof

IntroductionAdvanced packaging systems are required to ensure the quality of fresh produce for consumers, who often purchase the products several days after harvest. Supply chain distances are expanding to increase gains in geographical market share for fresh produce growers, which require a longer shelf life to present the product to consumers in marketable...
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