POS Bio-Sciences announces new protein functionality testing

Posted on Mar 23, 2017

POS Bio-Sciences announces new protein functionality testing

Plant based proteins are one of the hottest trends in the food industry. POS Bio-Sciences has more than a decade of experience developing, scaling and commercialising new protein ingredients. This innovative bio-science company continues to improve process and capacity to serve the thriving protein ingredient market and deliver on a promise of providing cost effective solutions to scale.

“In the past 24 months, we have been busy developing new protein platforms in collaboration with client partners,” says Dr. Rick Green, POS Bio-Sciences VP of Technology. “The advances we’re making benefit and refine our process, and profit our clients.”

Process design impacts protein purity, functionality and production cost, and all this leads to specific ingredient applications and markets. POS Bio-Sciences recognized a need to link the process to the product application.

“Determining the functional properties of different proteins produced in different ways proved to be crucial to making the link between process and product application,” says Green. “A soluble protein used to fortify a beverage has a different function than a protein emulsifying oil and water in a mayonnaise-type product – understanding protein function is key to success.”

But testing is required to find the most effective and efficient protein for the job. It is also critical to scaling in way that’s cost effective. POS Bio-Sciences is committed to continuously improving their processing to meet the needs of this lucrative market and deliver on the promise of bringing innovative solutions, and their analytical services has set up two sets of protein functionality testing.

The 5 Test set

  • Emulsification Capacity
  • Emulsification Stability
  • Foaming Capacity
  • Foaming Stability
  • Water Hydration Capacity

The 7 Test set

  • Emulsification Capacity
  • Emulsification Stability
  • Foaming Capacity
  • Foaming Stability
  • Water Hydration Capacity
  • Oil Holding Capacity
  • Protein Solubility

To learn more about how these tests can help your product development, contact us.