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Chemically Active Fruit Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62067
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-04100
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Chemically Active Fruit Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2003-33610-13943
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Certain fruits do not change color as they ripen and hence it may be difficult for consumers to select fruit that is ready to eat. Melons and winter pears are examples of fruit that is difficult to select. Most fruit is now individually labeled and this project will develop a label that will change color as the fruit approaches ripeness. This colorimetric label will provide the consumer with an immediate visual clue that will allow them to select fruit that is approaching ripeness, or is ripe. The label will be inherently safe, in case of accidental ingestion and the incremental cost of the label over the current labels will be small.

Principal Investigator:

John S. Lovell
3037925615
john.lovell@adatech.com

Business Contact:

Clifton H. Brown, Jr.
President
3037925615
cliff.brown@adatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Ste. 130 Littleton, CO 80217

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No