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Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture


ISSN (Print): 2212-7984
ISSN (Online): 1876-1429

Recent Patents in Food Nanotechnology

Author(s): Edgar Perez-Esteve, Andrea Bernardos, Ramon Martinez-Manez and Jose M. Barat

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2011

Page: [172 - 178] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/2212798411103030172

Price: $65


Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field of current interest. The huge possibilities in most industries are making nanoscience grow at a rapid pace, but what is the real impact of nanotechnology in a traditional industry such as food? The study of patents published in the last 20 years provides the answer, and the results are quite surprising; the food industry is the fifth largest sector in terms of patents related to nanotechnology.

Keywords: Food Nanotechnology, Additives, antimicrobial agents, food control, immobilized enzymes, nanotechnology, packaging, Food Control Detectors, Immobilization Systems, nano-polymer compositions

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