Potential By-Products: Algal Oil Processing

Posted on Apr 12, 2013

While  at AOCS 2013, don’t miss Dr. Nienke Lindeboom’s presentation entitled “Potential  By-Products to the Algae Oil Process” on April 30 at 8:20 am in Room  #513F.  Here is the abstract: “In  recent years there has been a strong increase in the utilization of  microalgae as a lipid source for food and fuel.  Although supported by  significant research and development activity, the technology,  particularly when related to the production of biofuel and co-products,  is still in its infancy. Besides  the desired lipid based end products, microalgae contain a...

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Congratulations Dr. Udaya Wanasundara

Posted on Apr 10, 2013

Dr. Wanasundara has been honoured with the designation of Certified Food Scientist (CFS) from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). With this approval, he will be one of the food scientists who will be etched in the history of IFT and the profession for being part of the inaugural class of CFS certificants. Through earning the CFS, Udaya Wanasundara has demonstrated the requisite applied knowledge and skills and commitment to lifelong learning required to earn this distinction. Food science is constantly evolving, and it is imperative for employees to stay current on the latest...

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New, Exciting Changes at POS Bio-Sciences

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

The traditional contract R&D organization which people have come to know and value; has added scientific & engineering expertise, as well as new state-of-the-art equipment to our service program. Our partners maximize their investment and expedite their product to market by leveraging POS expertise, equipment and facilities – resulting in an ROI of $65 to $1 according to independent and private client interviews conducted in 2011. In the first six months of 2013 POS will complete a $3 million facility renovation designed to expand and enhance our processing capacity. We presently...

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POS/NIZO Memorandum of Cooperation

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

POS AND NIZO FORM COOPERATION AGREEMENT POS is excited to be forging a cooperative agreement with NIZO food research, an advanced food ingredient R & D company in the Netherlands with a decorated history in dairy products. They facilitate food and ingredient companies’ innovations in:  food quality (flavour, texture, health and food safety), cost reduction (reducing waste and energy use, side-stream valorization, ingredient replacement), and  responsible entrepreneurship (food safety & quality, sustainable processing, evidence based health claims). Their work creates an exciting...

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Novel Equipment & New Opportunities

Posted on Dec 3, 2012

POS  Bio-Sciences has expanded access to commercial scale  bioprocessing  capacity for aqueous extraction and concentration of heat-sensitive,  high value  compounds.  Our  manufacturing clients and partners from food, health and wellness, and  ag-biotechnology industries can produce market quantities of products   such as purified proteins, peptides, juice concentrates, and powdered extracts   – all at a market entry level economy of scale. The   recently commissioned high capacity processing equipment includes our  new  3-stage evaporator, a condenser,  and  reactors.  It will operate in...

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Art Froehlich in Bio Industrial Hall of Fame

Posted on Nov 14, 2012

Congratulations to POS Board member Mr. Art Froehlich (President, AgriView Inc.) for his upcoming induction into the Bio Industrial Hall of Fame on Wednesday November 21st, 2012.   This is indeed a fitting recognition of Art’s many outstanding contributions to the Alberta life sciences community and beyond, as well as the enabling role he has played for future industry leaders. Art Froehlich’s roots in the world of agriculture reach back to his childhood on the family farm in east central Saskatchewan. Art works with a wide variety of industry stakeholders in both public and private...

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