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Technologies that improve electric grid resilience

Whenever a natural disaster hits, the electric grid is often damaged, disrupting the ability of the grid to deliver energy. Climate change has exasperated the...
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Clean label flavors: Interview with an expert in flavor technologies

– Laura is a food and chemical engineer focusing on flavor creation, product development, and flavor...
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The future of consumer goods: Harnessing hyper-personalization and mass-customization

– Personalization is shaping the future of consumer goods. Manufacturers are increasingly turning to direct-to-consumer channels...
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Early warning systems: Cellular agriculture as a case study

– An early warning system is an integrated system of monitoring and awareness that enables businesses...
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The clean label market: An expert take on misconceptions, challenges and trends

– Stefan has been a food science researcher and product developer for over 20 years. He...

EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK

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Plant-Based Proteins: Market Analysis & IP Landscaping of Meat, Dairy and Egg Alternatives

– Plant-based proteins must resemble animal-based proteins in appearance, smell, and flavor. Additionally, they must have...
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Clean Label Flavors: Expert insights into clean labeling trends and examples of clean label flavor solutions

– Flavor is a key driver for consumer preference and purchase intent. Clean label flavors are...
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Natural Alternatives to Common Food Colors

– Recent bans on colored food additives that are deemed “unsafe” are accelerating the development of...
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Food and Beverage Waste Upcycling: Turning Waste Into Profits

– This Intelligence Brief profiles innovative food waste upcycling technologies along with applications for the upcycled...
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Supply chain resilience: What does the future of supply chains look like?

– The supply chain plays a significant role in the strategic business strategies of original equipment...
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Green Chemistry Alternatives For Common Chemicals

– Going from a fossil- to renewable-based world requires a major shift in the way we...
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Toxic Metals in Baby Food: The Congressional Findings and What They Mean for Food Companies

– Included in this Intelligence Brief: A summary of the subcommittee’s findings Recommendations for food companies...
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Metal Contamination in Food & Beverages: Strategies for Managing Metal Contaminants in Food Production

– Food companies are coming under increasing scrutiny for the levels of toxic and other harmful...
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Extending The Shelf Life Of Food & Beverages

– In the past few years, we’ve noted a number of approaches aimed at shelf-life extension,...
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Reusable Packaging Solutions: Time To Make The Switch!

– As opposed to conventional or expendable packaging that is usually wasted after their intended single...
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Preventing Workplace Closures: How To Implement A Simple COVID-19 Workplace Testing Strategy Today

– Companies can ensure business continuity by keeping easy-to-use COVID-19 test kits on-site. For less than...
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Startups Developing Nanocellulose Products in 2020

– The global nanocellulose market is valued at USD 297 million and expected to grow to...
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How COVID-19 Is Driving Innovation In The Food & Beverage Industry

– To date, there have been over 10 million confirmed cases and over 500,000 deaths due...
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How Can Workplaces Offer COVID-19 Testing?

– In this report, we detail all of the currently available COVID-19 workplace testing options, detailing...
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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– In this report, we’ll cover what companies can do sustain, and even grow, in this...
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Operating Workplaces: How to keep manufacturing during the COVID-19 pandemic

– Following best practices for social distancing, hygiene and disinfection is crucial for manufacturing-centric workplaces. By...
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Emerging disinfection technologies for manufacturers and consumers

– In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an upsurge in novel technologies...
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Additive Manufacturing in Consumer Packaged Goods

– Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) is one of many major industries on which 3D-printing technologies will...
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Meat Alternatives – 2019

– PreScouter investigated the current state of meat alternative space by identifying key drivers and technologies...
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Personalized Packaging Technologies

– Report Highlights: For the modern consumer, the shopping experience is becoming much more than simply...
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Extending Shelf Life: Food Treatment Methods

– Report Highlights: In previous reports, the PreScouter team focused on extending food and beverage shelf...
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Extending Shelf Life: Next Generation Additives

– Report Highlights: An interesting push in this area is not only the use of plant-...
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Extending Shelf Life: Novel Packaging

– What are some novel packaging technologies currently in development for extending the shelf life of...
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What companies are offering commercially available solutions in the smart packaging domain?

– Report Highlights: PreScouter identified 11 companies that are already offering commercially available solutions for smart...
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Natural Replacements for Sugar in Beverages

– Sugar plays an important role in the food and beverages industry due to its sweetness...
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Synthetic biology: The future of food, pharmaceuticals, fuel and chemicals

– The field of synthetic biology is rapidly developing. Its aims are no less than engineering...

Case Studies

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Landscape of products leveraging plant-based protein blends for waste stream upcycling

– About the Client: The Client was a Fortune 500 Food Company that came to PreScouter...
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Landscaping co-manufacturers to quickly launch a new keto-friendly product

– About the Client: The Client was a multinational food & beverage company that wanted to...
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Landscape of biofilm prevention surface modifications for milking machines

– About the Client: The Client was a leading producer of dairy farming machinery. Modification of...
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Identifying contract manufacturers to produce a novel probiotic fruit snack

– About the Client: In order to remain competitive in the F&B industry, companies need to...
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“Clean Label” Ingredients for Flavor Enhancement

– The following is a case study of the work that was carried out by PreScouter...

More Insights

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PFAS regulations: Addressing “forever chemicals” in food packaging and other products

– Making products last longer and be more resistant to heat, oil, stains, grease, and water,...
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Gamer nutrition: Meeting the dietary demands of esports athletes

– From the earlier perception as a mode for relaxation and fun, online gaming and electronic...
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Beyond kibble: Meat alternatives for pets

– With pet owners increasingly looking for high-quality, plant-based, organic, non-GMO dietary options, consumer groups and...
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Nutraceuticals: The promises and challenges of medicinal foods

– Current trends in biological research have indicated a strong link between health and diet. Nutraceuticals...
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Blockchain in the CPG industry

– The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is transforming rapidly. In the past decade, technologies from...
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Plant-based diets can power athletes

– A plant-based diet is often confused with a vegetarian or vegan diet; but in contrast...

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