NAPASOL and Cosmed Group Inc., two companies whose technologies are based on combining steam and vacuum to pasteurize and sterilize low moisture foods such as herbs, spices, nuts and seeds, have reached a settlement concluding 12 months of litigation.
Reinach, Switzerland (PRWEB) June 21, 2010 -- NAPASOL, a Swiss company headquartered in Reinach, provides turnkey solutions for pasteurization & sterilization plants designed for in-house use by food operators looking to pasteurize their products.
In June 2009 Comed filed suit against Napasol for infringement of its patent rights in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California Case No. 2:09-cv-01728-MCE-GGH. Napasol subsequently filed a declaratory judgment action in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Division, Case No. 1:09-cv-00130-EJM/JSS.
Cosmed, headquartered in Jamestown, RI, holds the patent rights for the technology in the US and has other patents pending. NAPASOL, supplying food safety technologies outside the US is now licensed by Cosmed to supply this natural process in the US.
Cosmed’s core competency is decontamination technologies and they have developed a natural vacuum and steam process “H2O Express.” The company received a patent for the technology in 2004. With facilities in Linden, NJ; Baltimore, MD; and Newman, CA, they are the market leader in contract pasteurization services and uniquely positioned to offer this service to treat low moisture foods. Cosmed also supplies equipment for in-house use.
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