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A device for predicting oxidation and shelf-life of oil and foods with lipids

The CSIC has developed a portable device to assay oxidation of oil and other foods with lipids. It enables producers to simulate the process of food oxidation in virtually real conditions, therefore emulating transport and storage environment. Now, scientists are seeking for agro-food companies interested in the development.

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Alert system to improve the production of farmed fish

Researches from the Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal (IATS-CSIC), the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC) and the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have developed an intelligent system “AE-FishBIT” for monitoring the behaviour of breeding fishes. The device makes it possible to know the degree of well-being of farmed fish to improve the production.

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Method for the extraction of biocomponents from spirulina

CSIC scientists have developed a method for the extraction of biocomponents from spirulina. These components are interesting because their anti-hypertensive, anti-hyperlipidemic and antioxidant benefits.The method and the extract obtained have application in the food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry.

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Plants as antifungal factories

CSIC scientists at the CRAG, the IBMCP and the IATA centres, have demonstrated that plants can be used as antifungal factories, enabling a sustainable, safe and non expensive production of these antifungal proteins. The results of the research published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal could impact the pharmaceutical and agri-food industries.

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Method for detecting allergens from lupin seeds with a high specificity

Scientists at the CSIC have developed a procedure to detect allergens from lupin seeds in processed and non-processed food, including cross-contamination. It has a high specificity, as it detects traces of different isoforms of the main lupin allergenic proteins.

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