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A small Slovak company is offering a license for portable wine analyser developed and designed mainly for small and medium enterprises operating in wine industry

Country of Origin: Slovakia
Reference Number: TOSK20160615001
Publication Date: 15 June 2016

Summary

A small Slovak company located in western Slovakia has developed a unique technology for wine analyses. Portable wine analyser is based on new, innovative biosensor system developed with the aid of nanobiotechnology using nanobiocomposites for production of biosensors. It is designed mainly for SMEs in wine industry and for large wine companies, as well. Partners from wine industry are sought to cooperate via license agreement.

Description

The company was established in February 2007 by a group of researchers with extensive experience in the field of biotechnology, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry and bioanalysis, material engineering, electronics and microelectronics. Since its foundation, the company has been actively collaborating with many national and international R&D institutes. In 2012 the company obtained a certificate of competence to perform R&D released by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

As of today, the company is focused on seeing through the implementation of successful business ideas and plans into reality. This currently means "portable laboratories" dedicated to wine production, food production, brewing industry, juice production, and so on.

Portable wine analyser is based on new, innovative biosensor system developed with the aid of nanobiotechnology using nanobiocomposites for production of biosensors.
This new technology for analyses of wine is in a preparation stage. The development, production and marketing proceeding will be in close collaboration with potential partner. Portable wine analyser is designed mainly for small and medium enterprises in wine industry and for large wine companies, as well. It is suitable for small wine makers and for wine lovers.

The use of portable wine analyser is simple without a need of special trained personnel. The system does not use any dangerous reagents. The portable laboratory consists of the following key elements:
- electrochemical biosensors,
- electronic measuring unit as a simple and universal platform of detection,
- reagent kits.

Analysis can be performed practically at any place, because the system is designed to be “all inclusive” and can be battery operated. The result of analysis is ready within few minutes from switching on the device. Portable wine analyser enable to measure contents of sugars, alcohol, sulphites, malic, lactic, acetic (volatile), and tartaric acid, total acids and pH value. For measurement of each component will be used appropriate biosensor.

The partners from wine industry are sought to cooperate via license agreement - this company is looking for further licensees who will use this technology. This type of cooperation was selected, because it fits todays cooperation requirements of this company in a most suitable way. The technology is already successfully used by some Slovak and European wine making companies. Incentives and ideas for further possible development of this technology are also welcomed.

Advantages and Innovations

Compared to similar products, the proposed technology can perform analysis practically at any place as the system is designed to be “all inclusive” and can be operated by battery. Furthermore, the result of the analysis is ready within a few minutes from the switching on of the device.

Stage Of Development

Already on the market

Requested partner

- Type of partner sought: company - industry

- Specific area of activity of the partner: wine producer

- Task to be performed: The partners are sought to cooperate preferably via license agreement. Slovak company is looking especially for additional direct users of this technology.

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