• A novel saccharomyces cerevisiae strain for authentic lison pramaggiore doc wines

    The use of selected yeasts is a common practice in oenology which consists in adding these microorganisms in the form of dry formulations (active dry yeasts) or in paste to the must immediately after grape pressing in order to ensure[...]


    Three-dimensional micro tomography analysis of electrical resistivity (Micro-ERT 3D) can detail soil moisture content and can monitor areas where uptake occurs near a plant's root system. This patent improves the 3D Micro-ERT to achieve high levels of measurement accuracy. In[...]

  • Vaccine efficacy prediction in poultry farming

    The method described in this patent can predict the efficacy of vaccines against avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), without the use of experimental infections. Currently, the control of IBV in poultry farming is based on the use of attenuated vaccines.[...]

  • RAPID-AFM1 – Rapid detection of Aflatoxin M1 in milk

    The present invention relates to a method and a device useful for directly and rapidly quantifying the presence in milk of Aflatoxin M1, a carcinogenic mycotoxin deriving from Aflatoxin B1. In particular conditions of humidity or high temperatures, some vegetable[...]

  • CO2 SUP – Food preservation with supercritical CO2

    This invention uses supercritical carbon dioxide to pasteurize food, at temperature and pressure conditions that do not alter its structure or flavour. The process allows for longer product shelf life since it reduces the presence of bacteria in fresh food[...]

  • Characterization of complex sugar mixtures

    To guarantee the quality and authenticity of foods such as honey, fruit juices or nectars, it is important to have detailed information on the type and quantity of sugars they contain. The more common methods used to quantify sugars and[...]

  • Biopesticides for the treatment of wine pathogens

    Fungi of the genus Trichoderma produce peptaibols, secondary metabolites that are part of their defence system against other microorganisms. Such compounds are known for their ability to protect plants from parasites by stimulating the plant’s defence mechanisms and because of[...]