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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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Biochar reduces nitrous oxide emissions on farms

Bio-char, a type of vegetal coal, can reduce emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, and also the need for fertilizers. Scientists at the CSIC study their use and have demonstrated their benefits.

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Looking for the perfect package

Consumers, scientists, and companies will meet in Innovacciones 360º, to find out the food package adapted to consumer needs.

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Tritordeum, a novel natural cereal, reaches the market

Agrasys, a spin-off of the CSIC, has launched Tritordeum, a new cereal which has has accreditation as natural crop species and now reaches the market. After 30 years of breeding, Tritordeum is a cereal with good nutritive and agronomic characteristics (high resistance to drought and heat stress).

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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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