Technology Offers Food Technology
Efficient, low-cost production method for the natural sweetener 5-Ketofructose (5-KF)
5-Ketofructose (5-KF) is the perfect sweetener. Thanks to the inventive method it is now possible to produce the substance efficiently and cost-effectively. For the first time, a natural product produced from renewable raw materials and without any unpleasant aftertaste is made available. It optimally supports diabetic diets without changing the flavour of the meals or drinks.
Recombinant cells of Gluconobacter oxydans are used for its production. Not only can these cells convert fructose to 5-KF in a highly effective manner, but also express enzymes that break down low-cost substrates available in large amounts.
Identification of "Defense Primers" using OTR – Boosting the innate immune response for agro & pharma applications
The method developed at RWTH Aachen University enables the identification of immune primers using OTR monitoring in a new and very efficient way. Areas of application include plant protection, but also the pharmaceutical industry (preventive medical immune system priming).