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UGA licenses invention that kills food-borne pathogens in minutes
Date:4/6/2009

manager with UGARF, said that the new product also could be used as an anti-microbial additive in food products such as ground meats, butters and pastes.

"We are very pleased to have established a partnership with HealthPro," Gama said. "We believe that our respective technologies interact synergistically and will lead to the short-term development of very versatile products that can be used in virtually all segments of the food industry and with considerable potential to mitigate public health issues associated with food poisoning."

Gama continued, "We are also grateful to HealthPro for agreeing with UGARF's request to retain the ability to license the technology for humanitarian purposes in Sub-Saharan Africa, where contamination of the food chain is ubiquitous and easy counter-measures are frequently unavailable to those populations."


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Contact: Terry Marie Hastings
thasting@uga.edu
706-542-5941
University of Georgia
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