Generative AI, gene sequencing and editing and biomanufacturing some of the biotech trendsetters for 2024 says Eurecat

2024-02-20T12:02:14+01:00January 15th, 2024|Food, Health, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes|

The burgeoning potential of generative artificial intelligence is set to play a leading role in the healthcare industry in 2024 along with gene editing and its applications in precision medicine and synthetic biology. This will enable the generation of new ingredients for the food sector and bioactive substances for the pharmaceutical industry to unlock [...]

The University of Barcelona and Eurecat will promote research and technological innovation in the food and health sector

2023-12-20T13:42:26+01:00December 20th, 2023|Food, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes|

The University of Barcelona, through the Torribera Food Campus, and the and the Eurecat technology centre have signed a collaboration agreement to promote research and technological innovation projects in the food and health sector. The agreement also includes the development of joint doctoral theses in this field; the generation of projects of high strategic [...]

Ebro-based Kenshô and Eurecat research fermentation technologies for sustainable production of products such as sake and miso

2024-01-17T12:38:00+01:00December 18th, 2023|Food, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes, Sustainability|

Ebro-based company Kenshô and the Eurecat technology centre have teamed up to examine solid-phase fermentation for more sustainable manufacturing of fermented products such as Mediterranean sake and miso in L’Ampolla. As part of this R&D and innovation project, Eurecat has looked into the recovery of potential fermentative microorganisms from the washing water of a [...]

Centre for Omic Sciences underscores potential of metabolomics and nuclear magnetic resonance for personalised nutrition and medicine

2024-01-17T12:35:16+01:00December 14th, 2023|Food, Health, Nutrition and Health, Omics sciences, Press Notes|

The Centre for Omic Sciences, a joint Eurecat technology centre and Rovira i Virgili University unit, has underscored at the COS 2023 Annual Symposium held in Reus and online the potential of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and for studying people’s biomarkers to unlock personalised nutrition and medicine. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) “is an analytical [...]

Eurecat completes pioneering study to find new nutritional strategies to prevent menopause symptoms

2023-12-15T12:19:17+01:00October 18th, 2023|Food, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre’s Reus-based Biotechnology Area is running a study with post-menopausal women to better shape future nutritional strategies which help to prevent menopause-associated symptoms and illnesses. The hormonal changes which take place at this stage lead to vulnerability to serious illnesses such as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, cognitive impairment [...]

Eurecat and Althaia develop personalised medicine digital app providing health advice and monitoring chronic patients

2023-12-15T12:29:58+01:00October 2nd, 2023|Consulting, E-Health, Food, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes|

Monitoring the physical exercises prescribed by the physiotherapist, communicating via chat with the medical team, remembering medication and scheduled medical visits and giving tailored recommendations on health and wellbeing anchored in artificial intelligence: these are just some of the features of a new personalised digital health app developed by the Eurecat technology centre in conjunction [...]

Vitamin B12 supplementation for people following a vegetarian diet under study

2023-12-15T12:34:29+01:00October 1st, 2023|Food, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes|

The Eurecat Reus technology centre is studying the effect of supplementation with different forms of vitamin B12 not drawn from animal sources on the vitamin’s nutritional status in the body and quality of life of people who follow a vegetarian diet and are thus at greater risk of experiencing a deficiency since this type [...]

Collaborative robots for smart fruit handling explored

2023-07-20T13:01:37+02:00June 23rd, 2023|Autonomous and professional robotics, Food, Press Notes|

As part of the HarvBot (HARVesting coBOT) project, the Eurecat technology centre has validated the use of collaborative robots and inexpensive cameras to automate strawberry harvesting and handling in a hydroponic crop by tapping computer vision technologies to detect the fruit. In the project, which has been a pilot test for Enkitek, “new 3D printed [...]

NATIONAL NUTRITION DAY: Eurecat Reus, a leader in studying the benefits of ingredients, foods and dietary habits for people’s health

2023-06-19T09:05:01+02:00May 26th, 2023|Food, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes|

The Eurecat Reus technology centre is a pioneer in research into the benefits of ingredients, foods and dietary habits for people’s health through the nutritional intervention and precision nutrition studies it conducts with volunteers. These projects contribute to research while also allowing the volunteers to gain skills for managing their diet and healthy habits. [...]

New organic photovoltaic cells developed to make it possible to use land for crops and energy production at the same time

2023-06-19T08:58:23+02:00May 16th, 2023|Food, Nutrition and Health, Press Notes|

The Eurecat technology centre is developing new organic, flexible and semi-transparent photovoltaic modules using printed electronics with materials specifically selected to ensure complementary light absorption for plant growth. This paves the way for a revolution in agrivoltaics by unlocking synergies between agricultural and energy production. Rolled out as part of the European SYNATRA project, [...]

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