TechConnect Innovation Program

Ultra Low cost Over Production of High Value Chemicals in Carrot Tissue

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Postharvest abiotic stresses (wounding, UV light, hyperoxia, phytohormones) in fruits and vegetables is a practical and effective technology that allows the accumulation of high value pharmaceutical chemicals with great potential on the prevention and treatment of different degenerative diseases such as HIV, Alzheimer's, obesity, and hepatitis B and influenza

Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Postharvest abiotic stress is a very economical and efficient method over existing production techniques of Shikimic Acid and Phenolic Compounds: It does not present genetically modified hazards nor ethical dilema’s utilizing nutritious value plants such as Star Anise Fruit.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 714

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners