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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 doesn’t get much more forward-thinking than that.”

Other sci-fi age companies at the show included personalized health companies focused on making sure every meal you consume is exactly right for you, your body and personal situation, like Jetson-style dieting.

“For a long-time, POS has been on the forefront of ingredient technologies,” says Kelly. “One result of this leadership is being known as one of the best shops to get downstream processing done for fermentation starting materials. Now we’re looking at how the data created can supplement this advantage.”

The growing intersection of primarily technology focused (Silicon Valley) type companies and the food industry creates an interesting opportunity and challenge for POS Bio-Sciences.

And they are on it. While in many ways POS is not directly affected by companies that focus on creating the IoT for kitchens, autonomous food delivery systems and personalized nutrition systems – they do see the overall trend of “big data” moving into the food space as something to be at the forefront of.

POS has traditionally been a gatherer of processing data from R&D and manufacturing, but has more recently begun to use data to create engineering models of developing processes. The models will help clients predict CAPEX and OPEX of a potential scale up facility, which is just one way POS is learning to bring greater value to our clients through capturing and using data.

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