Elven, France and Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
DIANA and Opertech Bio, Inc. today announced that they have entered into an agreement to collaborate in the area of taste science. The companies will use Opertech Bios proprietary high throughput taste evaluation technology known as the Microtiter Operant Gustometer, or MOG, to evaluate the degree of relevance of using rats as surrogate taste testers.
We are particularly glad to associate OPERTECH BIO to DIANA taste research program. Within our PET FOOD division, we develop sensorial solutions with high level of palatability, thus it is of particular interest that we evaluate taste components using the MOG. Getting quick sensorial answers with several species of animals will allow us to better evaluate the advantages and limits of using such methods, in comparison or complementarily to other methods in the area of molecular biology, shared Isabelle GUILLER, global research Director for DIANA, PET FOOD DIVISION.
“We are delighted to announce this collaboration with DIANA, an international leader in sensorial and nutritional performance and world leader in natural solutions for the food and pet food, nutraceuticals, aquafeed and cosmetics industries with deep sector knowledge and a global customer base. DIANA represents a natural partner for us, providing strong technical synergies which will help us further advance our taste evaluation technology, stated Scott Horvitz, Chief Executive Officer of Opertech Bio.
The MOG Approach to Taste Evaluation
Scientists at Opertech Bio have developed the Microtiter Operant Gustometer, or MOG, a high throughput system for measuring both taste quality (what does a sample taste like?) and palatability (how much do I like it?). With the MOG, rats are trained to become expert taste testers. The MOG offers a new cost effective approach to taste evaluation.
Taste quality measurement is achieved through the experimental paradigm of operant taste discrimination. Rats are trained to press two levers for a food pellet reward after they have tasted solutions presented to them in a 96-well plate. To receive the reward, the rats must press the right lever if the solution is a standard (for example, a sweet sugar solution) and the left lever if the solution presented has any other taste. By comparing the percentage of the presses on the right (standard) lever, the degree of similarity between a novel taste stimulus and the taste standard can be quantified.
Palatability of the solutions in the 96-well plate is determined by counting the number of times the rats tongue enters the well. The path of a laser beam projected across the top of the well is disrupted by the tongue when the rat licks from the well, and each disruption is counted as a lick. In contrast to other assays for palatability, the rate of licking in the MOG system has been shown to be largely independent of motivational factors like thirst or hunger, and therefore is close to being a pure indication of the hedonic value of the taste stimulus.
DIANA group is a world leader in natural functional solutions for the food, pet food, nutraceuticals, aquafeed and cosmetics industries, and technology leader in plant cell culture, dedicated to the production of active ingredients for food, cosmetics and health.
DIANA PET FOOD DIVISION develops with its customers innovative and performing solutions dedicated to cats and dogs well-being and pet owner satisfaction. It relies on a strong establishment in 5 continents with 660 employees, 16 industrial sites, 17 sales offices, 1 research center, 4 local development and technical support and 3 cat and dog expert panels.
Through its SPF brand, the PET FOOD Division focuses on overall pet food palatability improvement including attributes that impact both the animal and the owner. With a close proximity to both raw materials and markets and thanks to a strong expertise in animal food preferences, it delivers high-performing and quality palatants worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.diana-group.com
About Opertech Bio, Inc.
Opertech Bio offers the food and beverage and flavor ingredients industries a new cost effective approach to sensory evaluation. Opertech Bios technology can be used to discover new flavor ingredients, measure palatability and optimize flavor formulations. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.opertechbio.com.
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(PRWEB) November 30, 2013
The report “Europe Seed Treatment Market by Type (chemical & non-chemical), by Application (fungicide, insecticide, bio-control and others) and by Crop (cereals, oilseeds and others): Trends, Forecasts and Technical Insights up to 2018″ defines and segments the seed treatment market with analysis and forecasting of the European revenues for both synthetic as well as bio-based seed treatments. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for seed treatment market with an analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges. The market is segmented and revenues are forecasted on the basis of product types, product applications and crop types across countries such as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Sweden.
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Seed treatments are widely used across the globe, and are very useful in safeguarding crops against various insects, diseases, and pests in a cost-effective way. Seed treatment plays a vital role as it improves the quality and yield of agricultural produce. Based on applications, the seed treatment market can be bifurcated into three types-insecticides (chemical), fungicides (chemical), and bio-control.
The global seed treatment market was valued at $ 363.7 million in 2012 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.7% by 2018, to be valued at $ 633.2 million. Seed treatment chemical insecticide is the largest segment of seed treatment market and accounts for over 52.2% of the market share. European nations, driven by the stringent legislations and regulations, lay more focus on the Bio-control agents for seed treatments. For the evaluation period, European region is expected to show a promising growth of 13.2% in the bio-control segment, to be valued at $ 8.3 million in 2018.
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Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Guerbet announced today that it will have the companys largest exhibit presence ever at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA)s 99th Assembly and Annual Meeting Dec. 1-6 in Chicago. Guerbet will be exhibiting at Booth #2535 South Building, Hall A.
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Jeffersonville, Ind. (PRWEB) November 23, 2013
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and furry family members are no exception. While it is customary for families to integrate their pets into holiday celebrations, dog and cat owners should be aware of pet health risks during this season especially during mealtime.
Here are a few tips to ensure pets stay healthy this Thanksgiving weekend:
Preparing the meal
Be extremely cautious of how you discard items used to cook or clean the turkey. Skewers, string, pop-up timers and roasting bags can easily be fished out of a trashcan or garbage bag. Swallowing such things can cause an intestinal blockage or perforation.
Dont feed people food to your pets. This includes scraps, bones of any kind and the skin or fat from the turkey. Any dietary changes in your pets food routine can lead to gastric distress or pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas that causes vomiting and dehydration. Any of this could lead to hospitalization for your pet.
Watch for foods such as onions, grapes or raisins, and garlic that may fall on the floor or be within your pets reach on the counter. These foods can affect your pets stomach, but can also lead to other conditions including renal (kidney) issues. Other foods to be aware of include apple seeds, yeast dough, chocolate, alcoholic beverages, nuts and gum.
Most of the pet insurance claims we see after the Thanksgiving holiday are the result of pets eating people food, bones, or cooking materials they pulled from an unattended garbage can, said Traci Endicott, Veterinary Technician and Claims Coordinator with PetFirst. Most pets will suffer vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to serious conditions such as pancreatitis or intestinal blockage. All of these situations could require hospitalization or emergency surgery.
What to do instead
The best way to avoid gastric problems is to continue your pets meals around the same schedule they are accustomed to, including treats. Always keep in mind your pets routine.
Give dogs or cats a new and safe toy to keep them occupied during the meal.
Educate guests not to share food with your pets. Well-meaning family and friends may slip a scrap or sweet treat from the table to your pet unless you request they not.
Try to keep stress, including the excitement of guests coming and going, to a minimum. Stress can also create gastric issues for dogs and cats, resulting in unexpected messes.
Always have your veterinarians phone number close by just in case your pet becomes ill, said Endicott. It is also a good idea to have the number to your local 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital for treatment recommendations too.
PetFirst is the fastest growing pet insurer in North America offering easy-to-understand lifelong coverage for dogs and cats. PetFirsts comprehensive coverage is unique in the industry providing simplified policies with coverage for hereditary, chronic and breed-specific conditions with no per diagnosis limits. PetFirst offers pet insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through animal welfare agencies, retailers, employers as well as other partners. PetFirst polices are underwritten by American Alternative Insurance Corporation (Munich Re) which is rated by A.M. Best as A+. Additional services are underwritten by Lloyds. For more information about PetFirst pet insurance, visit http://www.petfirst.com or call 877-894-7387.
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Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is delighted to announce Sara Squarstoff as the winner of the Show Us Your Alaska Seafood Instagram Contest. Her photo of home-canned Alaska salmon impressed the ASMI board and committee members, who voted on the winner from a group of 3 finalists that had been selected from over 100 entries. As the winner, Squarstoff will take home a winters worth of Alaska seafood and a GoPro Hero camera.
Born and raised on Kodiak Island, Squarstoff is an artist and chef at the Kodiak Paradise Lodge in Port Lions, Alaska. As a Native Alaskan from a commercial fishing family, she has a passion for seafood and draws inspiration from Alaska waters. Most of my protein comes from the sea. When I cook, its fresha lot of my dishes are under 10 ingredients. I like to keep my food geared to my heritage and lifestyle, Squarstoff said.
ASMI launched the contest during October to celebrate National Seafood Month.
Alaska seafood fans can connect with ASMI on Instragram by following @alaskaseafood and tagging photos with #alaskaseafood. For wild Alaska seafood recipes, species profiles, sustainability information, and more, please visit http://www.wildalaskaseafood.com
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The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry. ASMI works to promote the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood and offer seafood industry education.
For more than 50 years, Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood. Its so essential to our way of life that our constitution mandates that fish are utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle. The seafood industry is Alaskas largest private sector employer, and as a result, Alaskans understand the need to protect the fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations. Were proud of our leadership in sustainable management, which has led to an ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood for markets around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.alaskaseafood.org.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
This Thanksgiving forgo the complicated recipes, the forever frozen turkey and major holiday headaches with Zephyr on the Charles at Hyatt Regency Cambridge Pilgrims Feast to Go. For only $ 169 plus tax, the traditional Thanksgiving meal will feed 8-10 people and is perfect for students far from home or for those just looking to simplify the overwhelming holiday dinner.
Delight in a three-course, family style Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a whole roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, pan roasted gravy and maple glazed yams, as well as roasted turnips, beets and carrots, cranberry relish and one dozen corn muffins. Dont forget to leave room for dessert as Executive Chef Robert Daugherty of Zephyr on the Charles at Hyatt Regency Cambridge has included two whole pies, apple and pumpkin, a favorite ending to a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Pilgrims Feast to Go will not only impress your guests but will provide easy prep and clean up. Each Thanksgiving meal comes with complete heating instructions and only takes two hours from oven to table. Feast to Go is available for pick up on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 and Thursday, November 28th, 2013 before 10:00AM. To order Thanksgiving dinner, please call 617 441 6510. Pilgrims Feast to Go is nut-free. Please be sure to advise of any allergies when placing your order.
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Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign dedicated to providing the latest olive oil industry news, shares the benefits of including olive oil in your beauty routine.
Extra virgin olive oil is known mainly for its health benefits when consumed with food. However, olive oil can also be used for skin care. Carol Firenze, author of the Passionate Olive, shares some of the best ways to integrate olive oil into your beauty and skincare routine.
Olive oil is an effective ingredient for moisturizing. Among all the natural lipids, Extra Virgin olive oil has the most similar chemical composition to human sebum, says Firenze. Sebum is the skins own natural lubricant. Firenze adds, Because of this, olive oil has exceptional penetrating ability, is easily absorbed and, with its cell re-fattening capacity, is a great moisturizer for all skin types.
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Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
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