Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network, BC, Canada
Biocontrol packaging using bacteriophages control the growth of pathogens in food, such as ready-to-eat meat, cantaloupe and sprouts. The phages can be printed on an inkjet printer. This packaging option is effective at low temperatures, where some pathogens such as Listeria can still grow despite refrigeration.
Primary Application Area: Foods & Agriculture
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Controls growth of listeria and E. coli in RTE meats, cheese,vegetables and fruit. Can be used with aerobic, modified atmosphere and vacuum packaging. Increases shelf-life by at least a factor of 2. Reduces contamination resulting in serious health outbreaks, recall of food products and damage to food producers reputation.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 30M
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: The Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network brings industry and government partners together with 28 academic
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners