Crystalvis

 Crystalvis PAT system for tracking crystallisation in the pharma sector An active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is the substance in a pharmaceutical drug that has pharmacological activity. The crystallisation process is a critical step in the API manufacturing process and for delivering “product” in its final form, with some 70 % of products going through a [...]
Read more

Pureformula

 Pureformula Process Analytic Technology for moisture and composition of infant formula Powdered Infant Formula (PIF) is a milk-like food intended to supplement or replace the milk of the baby's mother. The quality, nutritional profile and safety of PIF are intrinsic for the health and wellbeing of the babies and infants that depend on it for [...]
Read more

Particle-Pro

 Particle-pro PAT system to control physical and chemical properties of particles Particle-Pro is a project that has been initiated to develop a hybrid process analytical technology to characterise the physical and chemical properties of particles, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. This sector like any other in the current economic environment has to look at how [...]
Read more

Thime

 Thime  Monitoring of coatings in OPV production Printing and other large-area roll-to-roll (R2R)-compatible processes present exciting opportunities for cost-efficient mass manufacturing of electronics, among other functionalities, on large-area and flexible substrates such as plastic, paper and fabrics. In particular, thin-film Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) are generating a buzz in the industry. Printing the active components of [...]
Read more

Spectrafish

 Spectrafish  Hyperspectral imaging system to monitor fish composition The EU finfish industry should deliver high quality and safe products to the marketplace to meet the expectation of consumers. Appearance, nutrition, texture, freshness, and spoilage are the most important quality and safety attributes of fish products. Quality inspection of fish is typically carried out manually on [...]
Read more

Optiject

 Optiject Optimal injection moulding of plastic via optical monitoring Injection moulding is a complex process and is dependent on the relationship between the supplied material and the processing conditions. The properties of the plastic materials are directly dependent on the temperature, time and environment. Any change in the injection moulding variables, such as temperature, pressure [...]
Read more

Optimalt

 Optimalt Monitoring systems for barley harvesting and malting process The EU malting barley industry supplies almost 50% of global malting barley requirements. The sustainability of thousands of EU SME farmers depends on the competitiveness of this industry, as is the quality of our brewing and distilling industries. Malting barley demands a premium at the farm [...]
Read more

Zerovoc

 Zerovoc Monitoring system for VOCs from manufacturing plants Strict limits have been set for volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions due to their direct and indirect effects on the environment and the potential risk to human health. Industrial plants using solvents have to limit their emissions to the levels stated in VOC-directive (Directive 99/13/EC) before the [...]
Read more

Mycospec

 Mycospec Infrared spectroscopic tools for mycotoxin determination in foodstuffs Mycotoxins are contaminants produced by fungi that infest food crops and processed foods. Mycotoxins enter the food chain via infected crops that are either directly consumed by humans or indirectly ingested as a consequence of crops as an animal feed ingredient. These toxins have been linked [...]
Read more

Vitispec

 Vitispec  ATR-infrared spectroscopy-based monitoring system for wine fermentation The wine industry, which is made up of thousands of SMEs and family business, is an important contributor to the EU economy, providing countless jobs in vine cultivation and harvesting, wine production, bottling and distribution. However, the sector faces severe problems. Consumption is down, and exports from [...]
Read more