Read about the latest news from GlycoSpot.

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Frankfurt - Food Ingredients Europe

This month GlycoSpot was in Frankfurt. It was an honor to be part of FI Europe Expo FoodTech Content Hub. Four days filled with colorful booths, the stream of people, shaken hands and exchanged smiles. And in addition to this, we were interviewed by FI Tv.

While asked, from a food processing perspective, what are your predictions for the next 3-5 years?

We are sure that enzyme activity screening technology will become available to all industries, as well as specific segments of consumers. The format will change not requiring additional equipment to perform an enzyme activity screening. And results will be quantified with the use of everyday electronics in a few seconds.

This will help to make healthier products, extend product shelf-life and reduce food waste. Farmers will be able to qualify their crops, choose the best seeds, manufacturers to select and mix raw materials lowering the cost of supplements, and consumers can expect healthier products.

Picture from 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis


8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis

Enzymatic activity is always present in food production and causes various issues. Raw material harvest variation can influence flour quality in baking and phase separation in juice production. Enzymes are naturally present in all raw materials, some are beneficial, like amylases in grain, some are less beneficial, like stabilizer-degrading enzymes, which shorten the shelf-life of products. Either way, the more you know about the enzymatic composition of the raw material, the easier the processing will be. We came to RAFA 2017 to talk to more than 750 scientists about recent advances in food analysis. Topics were great! Just to mention couple – Analytical challenges faced by the food industry; Smartphone analyzers for on-site testing of food quality and safety; Food analysis beyond imagination. See you in two years again!

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104th VLB Convention in Berlin

Mid October, the GlycoSpot team went to the International Congress for the Brewing and Beverage Industry in Berlin. We are helping malt houses and breweries and analysing their endogenous enzyme activities.Thank you for the lively discussion after the GlycoSpot talk.

Pictures from Cereals 17 meeting in San Diego


Cereals 17 in San Diego

The AACCI organised the Cereals 17 meeting in San Diego. We were one of the selected exhibitors, who took part in the give-away Tuesday, sponsoring two $500 gift certificates.

George Amponsah Annor from University of Minnesota and Poona Singha from South Dakota State University was the two lucky winners. Congratulations!

Pictures from IFT Food Expo 2017 in Las Vegas


IFT 2017 in Las Vegas

IFT Food Expo in Las Vegas was exploring the latest innovations in food technology & the science of food. We promoted our technology for screening enzyme activity in food raw material and during the food production process.

Pictures from C&E Spring meeting in Amsterdam


C&E Spring meeting in Amsterdam

Great discussions at C&E Spring meeting about Enzymes in Grain Processing. We are looking forward to new projects and collaborations in this field.

Pictures from 25th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition in Stockholm


25th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition in Stockholm

We enjoyed the great discussions at the 25th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition in Stockholm! GlycoSpot technology helps with optimizing biomass pre-treatment for a more cost-effective degradation! How can we help you?

Images from the production lot 100 celebration.


Cake time today for GlycoSpot to celebrate our production lot 100.

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Find us on page 23 of Ingredients Insight 2017 Vol. 1!

Pictures from Glycospot in Newcastle


GlycoSpot was represented in the town hall of Newcastle upon Tyne. Thanks to William George Tycho Willats and Catherine Tetard-Jones for organising the N8 Crop Innovation Pipeline Workshop - Translating crop research from lab to field. Furthermore, we joined a great field trip to Newcastle University cockle park farm.

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GlycoSpot at the International Biomass Conference & Expo 2017
How can we help you with screening enzymes for your biomass?
Come and discuss the possibilities at our booth 322 at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis

Mr. Thomas Lacentra, MBA and Dr. Julia Schückel are representing GlycoSpot and our technology at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, USA.

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GlycoSpot at Deutsche Biotechnologiestage (DBT) 2017

Dr. Julia Schückel presented GlycoSpot and our technology at the "Deutsche Biotechnologiestage" (DBT) conference in Hannover, Germany. Our unique enzyme screening technology created a lot of interest and we look forward to new customer relationships.

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GlycoSpot at Plant Biotech Denmark 2017

GlycoSpot had a booth at Plant Biotech Denmark 2017 held at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Marta Iraburu, BSc and Rojan Demirtas, BSc presented their posters about using GlycoSpot technology for enzyme activity screening in the beverage industry and enzyme screening on chromogenic biomass substrates in bioethanol production, respectively. Together with Dr. Julia Schückel, they represented GlycoSpot at the meeting.

We would like to thank all of the participants and the organizers that welcomed us at the meeting.

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How do you measure pectin-degrading enzymes in raw materials and end-products?
We use the new ICB-citrus peel high-throughput enzyme screening kit from GlycoSpot.

Pectins are important components in many industries, especially in the food industry. They are used as stabilizers, they regulate texture and phase separation, amongst other applications. Regulation of their degradation during the production process or in the end-product is of pivotal importance for end-product quality and shelf-life. GlycoSpot has just launched a new product – the high-throughput ICB-citrus peel substrate kit synthesized from citrus peel.

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GlycoSpot receives 6 million DKK grant from EUDP for chromogenic true-to-nature biomass substrate development to improve production of bioethanol

EUDP (Energiteknologiske Udviklings- og Demonstrationsprogram) has funded a GlycoSpot project for development of chromogenic true-to-nature biomass substrates with the aim of improving production of renewable fuels such as bioethanol. This development project will be conducted in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and Granbio, a Brazilian biotech company that creates solutions to transform biomass into renewable products such as biofuels, biochemicals, nano materials and nutrients.

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New chromogenic keratin substrate for enzyme screening

Can you degrade your keratin-containing animal waste using enzymes?
Do you know the optimal enzyme cocktail recipe, when degrading animal waste?
The new Keratin verde high-throughput enzyme screening kit from GlycoSpot will give you a fast answer.

Keratin is a substantial component of animal waste and has significant impact on environmental pollution. Recycling of keratin is important for food, cosmetology, medical, textile, composite, agriculture and other industries. GlycoSpot has just launched a new product – the high-throughput Keratin verde substrate kit synthesized from sheep wool keratin.

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New chromogenic CMC substrate for enzyme screening

Will your food product remain stable after you add your CMC stabilizer?
Find out right away using the high-throughput CMC assay kit from GlycoSpot

CMC has many uses as a stabilizer, thickening agent, lubricant and temperature regulator amongst others. It is important in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and detergent industries and even in veterinary medicine. GlycoSpot has just launched a new product – the high-throughput CPH-CMC substrate assay kit, a Chromogenic Polymer Hydrogel substrate synthesized from CMC (CarboxyMethylCellulose).

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