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Fighting against microbial resistance. Fast test for veterinary

Project Case | Health & Agrofood |Fastinov, S.A. The pace of diagnostic processes in clinical microbiology laboratories has largely been unchanged for almost 100 years, as availability of diagnostic results essentially depended on the growth of bacteria. Using traditional approaches, it takes at least 24 hours for obtaining growth from clinical specimens, and an additional […]

Disruptive innovation in cooking for healthier foods

Project Case | Nanotechforfood | IXL Netherlands B.V. Since the work of Joseph Shumpeter in the 1940s on Innovation Process and his most famous idea of Creative Destruction, the concept of Disruptive Innovation has evolved to have at least two key features: product or service definition in a radically different way than previous ones, and […]

Internet of Things for animal health

Project Case | ICT/Health & AgriFood | Vitulo Plus / VKON In terms of numbers: by 2013, there were 10.8 million agricultural holdings within the EU-28. (1) As far as livestock is concerned, the European Union (EU) is the world’s third largest producer of beef after the USA and Brazil, producing 7,9 million tons of […]

Experts in eliminating bacterias

Project Case |Agrofood & Health |VC Chamco International Biocides have been extensively used in the control of bacteria for decades, and are commonly incorporated into a variety of products including disinfectant formulations, cosmetics, preservatives, pesticides and antiseptics. A biocide is defined in the European legislation as a chemical substance or microorganism intended to destroy, deter, […]

Improving Dairy European Industry

Project Case |Health & AgroFood |DestiNA Genomica S.L. European dairy sector is a heavyweight in the European Union’s agricultural economy. Is the world second biggest agricultural sector in terms of output value, after the vegetable and horticultural plant sector and before cereals. (1). In 2016, European milk farmers produced 163.3 million liters of cow’s milk, representing […]

Genetics for nutrition: Improving health and sports practice

Project Case |Health & Agrofood |DNActive Since publication of first human genome sequences in 2001, and the completion of the Human Genome Project Sequence in 2004, many expectation about its consequences have arisen. Human genome was the first of all vertebrates to be completely sequenced, and in the next years after 2004, thousands of human […]

Nanotechnology for food security

Project Case |ICT & AgriFood |Mater Dynamics General speaking, it is considered a food incident as a situation within the food supply chain where there is a possible or confirmed risk associated with the consumption of a food. Moreover, a food recall is an action taken by a food business to remove unsafe food from […]

Bioanalytical software to battle against bacterial diseases

Project Case |ICT & Health |Clover Bioanalytical Software Devastating pathogen-borne diseases and plagues in nature, both viral and bacterial, have affected humans since the beginning of human history. Until the mid-20th century, bacterial pneumonia was probably the leading cause of death among elderly people. Improved sanitation, vaccines and antibiotics, have all decreased mortality rates from […]

Big Data to deal with Musculoskeletal Disorder

Project Case |ICT & Health |mDurance Solutions S.L Musculoskeletal conditions affect people along their life everywhere. According to a study from the Global Burden of Disease, about 20-30% of worldwide population lives with a painful musculoskeletal condition. While the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions increases with age, younger people are also affected, often during their peak incomeearning […]