The Synedgen chitosan derivative limited the growth and activity of food spoilage bacteria, but did not completely eliminate bacterial contaminants originally present. These results suggest that the Synedgen product may reduce the growth of food spoilage bacteria at key stages in the food supply chain, for example during storage and transportation, and prior to consumption.
“This year alone, thousands of pounds of beef have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination, which is a serious health concern. The results of this research suggest our biocompatible derivative provides a protective measure against the risk of pathogen transfer in the food chain,” remarked Dr. Townsend.
The article abstract is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijfs.12331/abstract.
Synedgen Inc. is an innovative biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies and products through its proprietary biomaterials technology platform. Product development is targeted to controlling bacterial populations in general and to specifically address unmet needs for therapies to treat inflammation, damage or infection at dermal, pulmonary and gastrointestinal surfaces. Synedgen’s Corporate Headquarters, Research Laboratories and Manufacturing Facility are in Claremont, CA. Additional information can be found at Synedgen’s web site at http://www.synedgen.com.
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