Recent Patents in Food Nanotechnology

Author(s): Edgar Perez-Esteve , Andrea Bernardos , Ramon Martinez-Manez , Jose M. Barat .

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

Volume 3 , Issue 3 , 2011

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Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field of current interest. The huge possibilities in most industries are making nanoscience grow at a rapid pace, but what is the real impact of nanotechnology in a traditional industry such as food? The study of patents published in the last 20 years provides the answer, and the results are quite surprising; the food industry is the fifth largest sector in terms of patents related to nanotechnology.

Keywords: Food Nanotechnology, Additives, antimicrobial agents, food control, immobilized enzymes, nanotechnology, packaging, Food Control Detectors, Immobilization Systems, nano-polymer compositions

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Year: 2011
Page: [172 - 178]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2212798411103030172
Price: $58

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