Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) demonstrates a commitment to innovation in food, nutrition and life sciences with the grand opening of a Midwest-based Innovation Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The Austin-based company, Applied Food Sciences, is a natural ingredient supplier specializing in botanical extracts for food, beverages and supplements. The newly opened Research and Development Center, is a multi-million-dollar investment located at the University of Iowa BioVentures Center (BVC) featuring molecular biology labs, advanced analytical and materials research laboratories, and a pilot production plant.
Two student teams representing Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences placed high in recent national food product competitions.
In the Disney-Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Product Development Competition held at the annual Institute of Food Technologists meeting in Chicago, a five-student team from the University’s Department of Food Science won first place by creating “Rey’s Rations Jakku Juice Orbs.”
A team of food science students from Cornell University won the 2016 Idaho Milk Processors Association New Product Development Competition.
Investment group and business development firm Kayon Partners is forming a new company in conjunction with UMASS to commercialize a unique food technology developed in the laboratory of Prof. D. Julian McClements based in UMASS Amherst, MA. The new company, which will be led by Kayon Partners principals Stephen Garrow and David Vogel, will work with Dr. McClements, the UMASS Tech Transfer Team and with established companies and thought leaders in the food and drug industries, to custom-develop excipient foods which can be used along with a variety of drugs and vitamins.
On Monday, entrepreneurs at the University of California Davis pitched ideas for the next big food product. A majority of those products were aimed at millennials — young consumers who are driving changes in the food-service industry, according to market research company The NPD Group Inc.
But instead of stuffy executives talking about younger generations, the Davis pitches consisted of millennials talking about millennials.