Food design & research > Test systems

UNSW unveils Microbiome Research Centre

14 August, 2019

The Microbiome Research Centre will research the effects of microbiota on gut health, and their links to diseases like obesity and diabetes.


Counterfeit whiskies scotched by artificial tongue

06 August, 2019

An artificial 'tongue' that can tell the difference between varieties of scotch whisky could help researchers identify counterfeits.


New methodology set to simplify food quality control

01 August, 2019

Scientists have developed a new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants, which they believe could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future.


Analysing trends in coffee production

01 July, 2019

Research on yield patterns of coffee plants could improve coffee crop yields and introduce new coffee varieties to markets faster.


Anton Paar ViscoQC 300 rotational viscometer

01 June, 2019

Developed for a wide range of applications, ViscoQC 300 is designed to ensure the quality of the substance — from almost any fluid to semi-solid samples — by delivering fully traceable viscosity results.


Thermo Scientific Triple Quadrupole TSQ 9000 GC-MS/MS system

11 April, 2019

A validated dioxin analytical workflow is designed to provide sensitive and reliable solution for screening food and feed.


Detect water vapour in packaging

05 June, 2018

A new standard is providing a way to test for water vapour transmission through flexible barrier materials using electrolytic detection sensors.


Test to check health benefits of foods

05 June, 2018

A validated test to measure if a specialty food or supplement has health benefits in humans has been developed.


What do hatching chicks and food safety have in common?

04 April, 2018

Eggshells seem so fragile but so robust at the same time, and scientists from McGill University said this is all down to the eggshell's nanostructure.


Stopping norovirus

12 March, 2018

Norovirus — the scourge of the cruise ship and, lately, the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.


Vaccines fail to protect farmed fish from disease

31 January, 2018

Vaccines used by commercial fish farmers may actually be doing more harm than good.


The sound of good bubbly

13 December, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

A new study suggests you may be able to differentiate between a high-quality glass of champagne and cheap bubbly just by listening to the sound of the bubbles.


The smell of death is a dead giveaway

08 December, 2017

By detecting decay compounds such as cadaverine at very low levels, a newly developed bioelectronics sensor can alert users to rotting food before the stench becomes obvious.


Flies carry more harmful bacteria than suspected

27 November, 2017

Researchers studied the microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies from three different continents and found they carried over 600 hundred different species of bacteria.


Can sunlight stop E. coli in its tracks?

20 November, 2017

Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains, but a resilient strain persists.


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