Biocontrol and Probodelt S.L. | Date: 2017-02-08
The invention relates to a diffuser provided for the diffusion of insect attractants, characterised in that it comprises a powdery or granular matrix that can absorb water or other liquids, said matrix being impregnated or mixed with the attractant components and the entirety is arranged inside a bag or container which is partially or entirely formed by a permeable membrane via which the vapours of the attractant components diffuse.
News Article | April 28, 2017
Sarasota, FL, April 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Food safety testing Market (traditional and rapid) by Technology, (pathogens, toxins, GMOs, pesticides and others) by contaminant, (meat & poultry, dairy, process food, fruit & vegetables and others) by Application - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2021”. According to the report, global demand for food safety testing market was valued at USD 4.8 billion in 2015, is expected to reach USD 8.04 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% between 2016 and 2021. Globally, food safety is a major concern for consumers due to the constant threat of foodborne illness. Food safety testing is necessary to achieve a certificate of analysis of raw food products and ready to eat foods at several stages of food processing. Customers are provided with food safety labels on food products to ensure quality and safety of products. Browse through 42 Market Tables and 42 Figures spread through 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Food safety testing Market: By Technology, Contaminant, Applications, Equipment, Companies, Size and Forecast, 2015 – 2021”. The global food safety testing market has been presenting tremendous growth with increasing foodborne illness worldwide. The market growth is driven by growing consumer awareness associated with food safety matters. Worldwide all regions experiencing food disease epidemic cases, the due occurrence of microbial pathogens and chemical contaminant. The key market players are experiencing escalating demand for food safety testing owing health issues and increasing awareness amongst customers. The food safety testing market is segmented based on technology, contaminant, application, and by region. Different technologies used for testing food safety include traditional technologies and rapid technologies. Due to some limitations of traditional food safety methods, rapid food testing technology accounted for a significant share of 2015 market. The pathogen is a leading contaminant segment in food safety market. Furthermore, GMO testing segment is expected to fastest growing segment over the forecast period. The key application covered under this study includes Meat & poultry, dairy, process food, Fruit & vegetables, and others. Among all, meat & poultry were the largest application segments that accounted for a significant share of global food safety testing market in 2015 and are expected to be the fastest growing segment for the predicted coming years. Browse the full "Food safety testing Market (traditional and rapid) by Technology, (pathogens, toxins, GMOs, pesticides and others) by contaminant, (meat & poultry, dairy, process food, fruit & vegetables and others) by Application - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2021" report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/food-safety-testing-market Geographically, North America dominated the food safety testing market in 2015. The biggest share of this region can be attributed to various factors such as increased prevalence of food disease and rising government regulations. Europe is one of the major players in the food safety testing market due to increased awareness about government food safety policies in this region. Asia Pacific represents a region with a very large potential for food safety testing market due to increased emphasis on food securities in this regions. Inquire more about this report before purchase @ https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/inquiry/food-safety-testing-market Biocontrol Systems Incorporated, 3M Company, Roka Bioscience, Bio-Rad Laboratories Incorporated, Agilent Technologies Incorporated, Douglas Scientific, IDDEX Laboratories INC, and Ecolab Incorporated are some of the leading profiles in the food safety testing market. The report segments the global food safety testing market as: Zion Market Research is an obligated company. We create futuristic, cutting edge, informative reports ranging from industry reports, company reports to country reports. We provide our clients not only with market statistics unveiled by avowed private publishers and public organizations but also with vogue and newest industry reports along with pre-eminent and niche company profiles. Our database of market research reports comprises a wide variety of reports from cardinal industries. Our database is been updated constantly in order to fulfill our clients with prompt and direct online access to our database. Keeping in mind the client’s needs, we have included expert insights on global industries, products, and market trends in this database. Last but not the least, we make it our duty to ensure the success of clients connected to us—after all—if you do well, a little of the light shines on us.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IAPP | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IAPP | Award Amount: 1.08M | Year: 2012
The primary aim of this project is to develop novel bacteriophage based strategies to combat Proteus mirabilis catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), a prevalent health-care associated infection for which there are currently no effective countermeasures. Indwelling urethral catheters (IUC) are the most commonly deployed medical devices, it is estimated that ~100 million IUC are used annually in healthcare systems globally, which equates to ~190 catheterisations per minute. However, IUC are vulnerable to infection, undermining their utility, jeopardising patient welfare and posing a substantial economic burden on healthcare systems. Over 40% of CAUTIs may be attributed to P. mirabilis, which poses particular problems in the care of catheterised patients. P. mirabilis causes encrustation and blockage of catheters, leading to serious complications such as pyelonephritis, septicaemia and shock. It is difficult to eliminate from the catheterised urinary tract, even after the catheter is removed, and often causes chronic infection recalcitrant to conventional antibiotic therapy. Given the prolific use of IUC and corresponding prevalence of CAUTIs in healthcare systems across the world, development of bacteriophage based strategies for control of CAUTIs would open a niche in a global market that is projected to reach an annual value of 2 billion by 2015.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: KBBE.2013.1.2-05 | Award Amount: 12.09M | Year: 2013
The objective of BIOCOMES is to develop 11 new biological control agents (BCAs) for key markets in European agriculture and forestry. BCAs were identified through market analysis by six manufactures of biological control products. BCAs will primarily be for use in open field crops of vegetables (3), of which 2 are also for use in protected crops, arable crops (3), fruit crops (3), and three different types of forests (2). Primary targeted pests are: gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), pine weevil (Hylobius abietis), tomato pinworm (Tuta absoluta), white flies, aphids of fruit tree crops and Mamestra brassicae. Primary targeted pathogens are: damping-off diseases in forest nurseries, soilborne pathogens of oilseed rape and cereals, brown rot (Monilinia spp.) of stone fruit, and powdery mildew of cereals (Blumeria graminis). The economic sustainability during the entire development process will be assessed by the responsible industrial partners. The environmental sustainability will be quantified for each BCA by means of the Sustainable Process Index method. The entire developmental process for each of the 11 BCA products is guided by a consultancy partner specialized and leading in (bio) pesticide registration including risk assessments for European (bio) pesticide industries. In vitro production of entomopathogenic viruses as new innovative technique like will be developed aimed at a breakthrough in economic production. Downstream-technology and shelf life for entomopathogenic nematodes will be improved. BIOCOMES will communicate project results with all stakeholders with special attention to European IPM networks throughout the whole project duration. BIOCOMES combines the expertise of 10 industrial SME partners, 3 larger industrial partners and 14 research partners with 38% of the requested EU contribution supporting SMEs. All 11 BCA solutions will be novel IPM tools and new alternatives to replace major pesticide applications in European agriculture and forestry.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: COMPET-04-2015 | Award Amount: 3.00M | Year: 2016
Microbiological contamination can be attenuated, never eliminated. Space exploration requires development of reliable rapid significant and safe methods for preventing, monitoring and control the biocontamination within manned closed environments. These methods have to be automated, simple and conceived to decrease the (re-)supply mass from ground. Both space and terrestrial monitoring and prevention/mitigation methods are currently working separately instead of working in synergy. The proposed BIOWYSE project foresees development and demonstration of an integrated system suitable for future accommodation aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and from a long-term viewpoint, within Moon and Mars habitats. The BIOWYSE consortium will design, build and test single prevention, monitoring and mitigation modules. Thus, they will be integrated in a single system inside a compact breadboard and tested. Critical aspects or gravity-dependent technologies of the breadboard will be designed with the perspective of a future accommodation within a rack of the ISS (e.g.: in EDR-2 of Columbus), as a precursor of elements for long-duration space missions and future planetary outposts (e.g. Mars). In order to validate key technologies for the biocontamination control integrated system in real conditions and with representative features, the BIOWYSE project is based on the following major objectives: 1. Exploitation of ISS data from recent project related to the system functionalities 2. Designing single modules taking into account the intent of a demonstration aboard an International Standard Payload Rack 3. Building a system in order to test integrated key technologies 4. Developing and demonstrating operational techniques and processes for preventing, monitoring and mitigating the microbiological risk in water loops 5. Actively leveraging synergies between space and non-space partners, evaluating the system efficiency in real platforms for water loops and wet surfaces
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Feasibility Study | Award Amount: 22.44K | Year: 2015
This project will investigate the development of a new level of innovation for an insect-population mapping system; specifically, the Scottish Midge Forecast. We will address issues of cost and reporting time by establishing a large, low-cost network of biological data collection, together with the application of imaging algorithms to produce real-time mapping of insect activity. The technology innovation will have applications in enhancing the visitor experience in an area where tourism contributes significantly to the economy, in addition to being a prototype system for subsequent development of a monitoring/first alert system for important midge-transmitted diseases of livestock, which are considered to be increasing and realistic threats to the UK. The proposed innovation would be the first real-time reporting system for a non-crop pest, with applications on both a UK and international scale.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Business, Innovation & Skills Financed | Award Amount: 145.68K | Year: 2016
Salmonella is the most important foodborne pathogen and incidences caused by contaminated food of non-animal origin have been increasing, reflecting rising consumers’ demands for fresh/minimally- processed fruit and vegetables. Crops with an outdoor post-harvest management period are particularly at risk; this project focuses on Salmonella contamination of vine fruits (raisins, sultanas), which are dried outside post harvest and exposed to animal fouling. Impacts throughout the supply chain are significant, from grower to retailer, with significant recall costs involved. This project will transfer technology from both industry and academia to develop an innovative technology to prevent on-farm Salmonella contamination; i.e. at source. The solution will be based on safe, naturally-occurring, highly-specific antimicrobial agents (bacteriophage). A business-led consortium will address questions of technology specificity and characterisation, together with deployment and integration into commercial practice.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 534.81K | Year: 2014
Bacterial pathogens of potatoes are responsible for substantial losses through disease, damage and failure to meet market specifications. An effective, sustainable solution is a priority across the UK and wider European industry. This project will build on proof-of-concept data from a previous TSB project in which an innovative biocontrol technology based on naturally-occurring antimiciobial agents (bacteriophage) was shown to control bacteria-induced blackleg in potatoes; the commonest fault observed during the growing crop inspections and associated reason for crops being downgraded/ failing. The technology also reduced associated tuber soft rots during storage. A business-led consortium will carry out further investigations on the technology, addressing key questions of technology deployment and efficacy in relation to dose rate, disease pressure and environmental stresses, together with formulation and integration into commercial practice.
Biocontrol | Date: 2016-05-18
A high-accuracy time synchronization apparatus in an RTLS and a method thereof are provided to enable an RTLS receiver (anchor) to receive clock signal, synchronization signal, power and measure accurate time of arrival information of an RTLS transmitter (tag), thereby performing the high-accuracy time synchronization so as for the current time to be updated as an exact local time value within the range of a sub nano unit error. A high-accuracy time synchronization apparatus in an RTLS comprises the followings: a transceiving unit (12) which receives a synchronization pulse, clock signal and is powered from a time synchronization server (11) or repeaters (14), and transceives time information data to data server (13);
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 245.22K | Year: 2015
The UK mushroom market is facing fierce competition from EU growers and rising operating costs; imports now make up 55% of the UK marketed total. A novel competitive advantage would provide an important boost to the UK industry and this application aims to provide this through tackling one of the most serious bacterial disease of mushrooms; bacterial blotch, which is responsible for crop losses of up to 10% (£20M industry losses). This project will build on proof-of-concept data from a previous TSB feasibility project in which an innovative biocontrol technology based on naturally-occurring antimiciobial agents (bacteriophage) was shown to control bacterial-induced mushroom blotch symptoms in the laboratory. A business-led consortium will carry out further invesigations on the technology, addressing key questions of technology deployment and efficacy, together with formulation and integration into commercial practice.