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Disruption, innovation and the importance of culture

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

Disruption, innovation and the importance of culture

Members of the POS Bio-Sciences team attended the Natural Products Expo West. The Expo is the place global ingredient disruptors gather to compare notes, learn from one another and introduce innovations. Here’s what we learned.   Disruption, innovation and the importance of culture A few lessons from the 2017 Natural Products Expo West Anaheim, CA – This month, members of the POS Bio-Sciences team attended the Natural Products Expo West (NPEW). The Expo is a creative venue for industry leaders interested in natural ingredients and products. First held in 1981, with 3000 natural...

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And the winner is?

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

And the winner is?

Quick Kaizen Olympics winners have been revealed and the winners are … The Above and Beyond Award for the person with the highest cost savings idea during the Quick Kaizen Olympics goes to Angie Johnson. Angie identified over-production, over-processing and underutilization of skills in the way our technology team weekly meeting was conducted.  By changing the format of the meeting, and reducing the time scheduled from 1 hour to 0.5 hours, we will realize an annual “soft” savings of $36,400 – freeing up our technical team to do more value-added work. Thank you, Angie! The Quick Kaizen Team...

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Meet our Employees: Herve Douce, P.Eng.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

Meet our Employees: Herve Douce, P.Eng.

What is your job title? Principal Engineer How long have you been working at POS? 20 years What do you enjoy most about working at POS? The ever-changing type of challenges that you are presented with on a daily basis. What attracted you to this industry in general and POS in particular? Working in the food industry was more in alignment with my formal training of biochemistry and chemical engineering. I also find working in a setting where you can see the end-product of your work to be very satisfying. How would you describe your experience of working at POS? How does it compare to previous...

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Processing High Omega 3 Lipids in a commercial setting

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

Processing High Omega 3 Lipids in a commercial setting

Alongside Catalent and BASF, POS Bio-Sciences VP, Dr. Udaya Wanasundara, will be on a GOED panel at Vitafoods Europe in May to discuss processing high omega 3 lipids in a com-mercial setting. Alongside presenters from Catalent and BASF, POS Bio-Sciences VP, Dr. Udaya Wanasundara, will be speaking on a GOED panel in the GOED Omega 3 Resource Center at Vitafoods Europe in May. He will be addressing the considerations required in processing high omega 3 lipids in a commercial setting. These considerations are important to keep in mind to avoid and ad-dress oxidation concerns. Hosted in Geneva,...

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How SuperPro™ Modeling Capabilities can make you money

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

How SuperPro™ Modeling Capabilities can make you money

To make effective decisions, businesses need better analysis tools. That’s why we added En-gineering Modeling Services. In the past, data gathered by POS Bio-Sciences during R&D trials and manufacturing work was captured by hand or put into spread sheets. This process required a great deal of time and ef-fort. Moreover, clients and the POS team had to parse through data to inform decision mak-ing. Today, better decision making is driven by detailed data and time to market has become increasingly important and shortened. POS Bio-Sciences is ready on all fronts. To help clients gather...

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Digitized food?

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

Digitized food?

Future Food Tech San Francisco brings together some of the biggest names in food innovation, and POS Bio-Sciences was there. Here’s what we learned.     POS Bio-Sciences team members, Dr. Udaya Wanasundara and Ben Kelly, visited Future Food Tech San Francisco [LINK] in March. The event brings together companies on the cutting edge of food innovation and there are always some pretty amazing innovations to be found. “Alongside the traditional food and ag companies, there were tech companies working on the digitization of our food,” says Business Development Manager, Ben Kelly. “It...

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