TECH NEED

Seeking Protein Enhancer Ingredients Compatible to Elderly Food

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Foods - Ingredients
Foods - Quality & Safety
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TN174463

Background/Description

As one approaches their senior years, their bodies become less efficient at absorbing and using protein. This essential nutrient, plays a crucial role in maintaining muscle mass, bone health, and overall immune function. Seniors need approximately 1.1g/kg of protein of their body weight daily. Seniors who are suffering from chronic illnesses tend to eat smaller meal portions which means that their three meals will need to be fortified with protein to meet their daily requirement of an average of 70g of protein for a 65kg person.

The company is searching for partners in the protein industry to support their product development efforts for ready to eat meals for the elderly. They have an established regular customer base and will be growing their operations regionally this year. The company is interested in potential collaboration with groups looking to commercialise relevant technologies and/or ingredient companies to co-develop products.

Technology Specification

All ingredients (not necessarily plant-based) must enhance overall protein content in the meals and should not alter the ISSDI framework.

Some examples of products and technologies of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Novel ingredients, e.g. produced by fermentation
  • New plant-based meat recipes, where ingredients and processing do not alter final desired texture
  • Meaty flavours from ingredients to enhance flavour
  • Processing methods/ingredients that are easy to adopt and without the need to implement new processing methods
  • Halal certified

WHAT WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN

The company has done some R&D on their own and they are not interested in the following:

  • Isolated soy protein powder
  • 3D printing
  • Protein powders that change the final texture of ISSDI framework

Preferred Business Model

  • Licensing
  • R&D Collaboration