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2012-09-11 06:26:56

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's IFT12 international expo, Super Beta Glucan (SBG) Inc. successfully showcased the benefits of beta glucan, a carefully cultivated mushroom component, along with thousands of other attendees and exhibitors exploring the latest scientific developments related to food. Along with educating hundreds of people about beta glucan, they also highlighted patented technologies that streamline and support mushroom cultivation and beta glucan...

2012-07-23 02:22:26

MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ZTHO), manufacturer of environmentally-friendly agricultural functional ingredients, today announced that the company has created an industrial ingredients division to address a broad range of new markets. As many of today's ingredients, such as guar gum, CMC, xanthan gum and modified food starches, are used in both food and industrial applications, Z Trim Holdings, Inc. has developed a revolutionary...

2012-07-20 23:03:03

Cellulose ethers market has been segmented by each major application and a detailed analysis on current market size and future forecast has been provided. (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 The major property of cellulose ether is its rheology modifiers, encapsulating, adhesive and suspension properties. Hence the application requires the afore-said property is seen as a major target segment. Stimulation for the growth of cellulose ethers are expected to be witnessed in oil and gas, pharmaceutical,...

Genetic Reservoir Of Heat-Loving Bacteria Tapped Into By BESC researchers
2012-07-02 14:39:12

The identification of key proteins in a group of heat-loving bacteria by researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center could help light a fire under next-generation biofuel production. Scientists have long been on the hunt for cost-effective ways to break down complex plant material such as switchgrass in order to access sugars that are fermented to make biofuels. Conventional processes involve the addition of commercially produced enzymes to break down the cellulose....

2012-06-05 02:27:56

IRVINE, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the millennia, mushrooms have been incorporated into countless natural remedies. They now even feature prominently in pharmaceutical drugs, and clinical research over the past few decades has confirmed significant benefits of mushrooms on overall heath and wellness. Mushrooms contain beta glucan, a component linked to strengthened immune systems and antimicrobial activity, making it a highly coveted supplement to help address a number of...

Inexpensive, Abundant Starch Fibers Could Lead To Ouchless Bandages
2012-05-01 08:24:00

A process that spins starch into fine strands could take the sting out of removing bandages, as well as produce less expensive and more environmentally-friendly toilet paper, napkins and other products, according to Penn State food scientists. "There are many applications for starch fibers," said Lingyan Kong, graduate student, food science, "Starch is the most abundant and also the least expensive of natural polymers." Kong, who worked with Greg Ziegler, professor of food science, used...

2012-04-23 23:12:43

For years, fiber intake among the global population has been extremely low, setting the stage for potentially serious, long-term public health implications. New research commissioned by Tate & Lyle and presented at the 2012 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego adds to the body of emerging research on fibers, including additional support for the role of soluble corn fiber in bone health. "Years of research point to the health benefits of fiber for cardiovascular health, blood...

2012-03-17 00:10:17

Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream Nanoparticles containing chitosan have been shown to have effective antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Escherichia coli. The materials could be used as a protective wound-healing material to avoid opportunistic infection as well as working to facilitate wound healing. Chitosan is a natural, non-toxic and biodegradable, polysaccharide readily obtained from chitin, the main component of the...

2012-02-29 00:39:29

Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included two Iowa State University chemists. Mei Hong, an Iowa State professor of chemistry and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and Tuo Wang, an Iowa State graduate student in chemistry, contributed their expertise in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the study. The study was led by Seth DeBolt,...

2012-02-24 16:37:00

NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Molnlycke Health Care US, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molnlycke Health Care AB (Gothenburg, Sweden) announces it has acquired the assets of Brennen Medical (St. Paul, MN) associated with their business in Burn and Wound Care. In this transaction (terms not disclosed), Molnlycke Health Care US, LLC has acquired all the Commercial Assets of Brennen Medical within the Burn and Wound Care markets. Brennen Medical will under a new name continue...


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Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

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