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UK-based Cientifica has recently released its new report: Nanotechnologies in the Food Industry just prior to its second annual Nano4Food conference in Atlanta, GA.

Nanotechnology & Food: New Report & Conference Announced

Posted on August 22, 2006

UK-based Cientifica (www.cientifica.com) has recently released its new report: Nanotechnologies in the Food Industry that provides a thorough investigation into the scope, integration and applications of nanotechnology in the food industry over the next ten years.

The report’s release comes just prior to its second annual Nano4Food conference (www.nanofood.info) to be held this year in Atlanta, GA, October 12-13, 2006.

Both the newly released report and the upcoming Nano4Food conference provide real-world assessments of the commercial viability of nanotechnologies in their application to the food industry by examining the nano-applications that are currently on the market.

The report estimates that nanotechnologies in the food industry constitute a value of US$410 million in 2006 and will grow to be worth US$5.8 billion in 2012.

Currently, the value of nanotech in food is driven by the use of nanoclays in food packaging and the development of improved nutraceuticals. There is also some commercial activity of nano-related technologies being used in food processing such as filtration.

Both the current leaders in the commercial use of nanotechnologies in these food-related applications as well as those at the forefront of developing future applications will be making presentations at the Nano4Food Conference.

  • Aquanova’s Officer of Corporate Development, Frank Behnam, will explain how nanotechnology is improving the delivery of bioactive ingredients in foodstuffs.
  • Kraft Food’s, Fellow Vijay K Arora, PhD, will delineate the facts and fiction around the application of nanotechnologies in food.
  • Oxonica’s Senior Scientist, Dr. Scott Norton, will demonstrate the latest in tracking and tracing technologies for food packaging that have been enabled by nanotechnologies.
  • nGimat’s CEO & CTO, Dr. Andrew Hunt, will show how food packaging has changed thanks to improved barrier control of plastics enabled by nanotechnologies.
  • Better Built Food’s President, Dr. Ann Hollingsworth, will examine how the food industry is beginning to incorporate nanoscience and nanotechnology into their products and their development.
  • TNO Life Sciences Inc.’s Vice President of Business Development, Ronald Korstanje, will reveal how nanotechnologies are advancing nutraceuticals and other food supplements.

The Nano4Food Conference is being produced in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Netherlands (www.cgmiami.org), the Food Processing Division of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (foodtech.gatech.edu), the Institute of Food Technologists (www.ift.org), the US Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (www.csrees.usda.gov), and Wageningen Bionanotechnology Centre for food and health innovations ­ BioNT (www.biont.wur.nl/nl).

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Contact:
Dexter Johnson
+44 (0) 207 193 1623
dexter.johnson@cientifica.com

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