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Phenolic extracts from the Cat's claw

A process to obtain phenolic extracts from Uncaria tomentosa L. (Cat's claw) has been developed. The extracts have antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-proliferative activity, and they are useful for preparing food additives, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions.

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Lactic acid bacteria improve white wine fermentation

Scientists at the CSIC and the CRSA, in Italy, have isolated two strains of Pediococcus damnosus, a lactic acid bacterium, for malolactic fermentation in white wines. These bacteria improve the organoleptic characteristics of wine which have an increased honey aroma and less acidity.

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Drink of wine and hops with cardiovascular benefits

Spanish scientists at the CSIC, the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and at the Hospital de La Paz have developed a functional drink that combines hops extracte and wine without alcohol. The drink, that looks like wine, has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Also, in vivo essays have shown that the drink helps to reduce tryglicerids. It is an interesting alternative for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Companies interested in the developement and commercialisation of this drink, under a patent licence, are sought for.

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Antibodies to measure fungicide residues

Scientists at the CSIC and the University of Valencia have generated antibodies to determine the fungicides boscalid, cyprodinil, pyrimethanil and fludioxonil thus ensuring that maximum residue limits in food crops are met. This scientific team has expertise in obtaing virtually any antibody for toxin detection in food at the request of companies.  

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Antioxidant compounds from coffee silverskin

CSIC has developed and patented a procedure for the extraction of antioxidant compounds from coffee silverskin, a residue of roasted coffee beans. The extracts obtained contain high amounts of bioactive compounds such as chlorogenic acid and caffeine, with applications in cosmetics, food and health. Industrial partners interested in the development and commercialization of this technology, are sought.

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