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Request Number 171950 | Author Mondelēz International

Description

We are looking for analytical tools to characterize Polysaccharides and Protein structures and models to predict their functionality.

Background

There are methods to characterize basic carbohydrates and proteins but when it comes to more complex polymeric structures, current analytical methodologies are very limited (e.g. fibers can be characterized into soluble and insoluble only). By being able to understand ingredients by connecting their molecular structures with functionality would enable modelling efforts to leverage our understanding of functionalities and complement the discovery in our main Research fields to enable sourcing strategies that can cover optimized costs, drive sustainability, etc.

Key Success Criteria
  • Fast methodologies (results in hours/days instead of weeks or months)
  • Rapid prediction of functionality and structure
  • Data visualization tools
Possible Approaches
  • Bioanalytical methods/ MALDI-TOFMS/ Computational tools to interpret
  • Rapid tests to determine ingredient functionality
  • Tools that bring complementary information to LC/MS
What We Aren't Interested In

LC/MS

Preferred Collaboration types

At this stage, we're open to various types of mutually-beneficial partnerships, but looking for ready-to-commercialize or late phase development solutions.

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