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Clean, cost-effective technology to recover and stabilize phytoactive fruit compounds from waste streams.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2021-06446
Agency Tracking Number: 2021-06446
Amount: $649,853.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.5
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-008102
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-08-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-08-31
Small Business Information
Sinnovatek 2609 Discovery Dr STE 115
Raleigh, NC 27616-1905
United States
DUNS: 080448980
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Amanda Vargochik
 (919) 215-8633
Business Contact
 Nathalie Plundrich
Phone: (919) 332-1826
Research Institution

PROJECT SUMMARYTitle:Clean cost-effective technology to recover and stabilize phytoactive fruit compounds from wastestreams
Vargochik Amanda DSinnovaTek Inc.PD:Institution:In this proposal a clean cost-effective technology to recover and to stabilize phytoactive fruitcompounds from waste streams is presented under Topic Area 8.5 (Food Science & Nutrition).Theproject is best aligned under Strategic Goal 7 (Provide all Americans Access to a Safe Nutritiousand Secure Food Supply) but it also addresses key priorities aligned with Strategic Goal 3 (PromoteAmerican Agriculture Products and Exports) and Strategic Goal 2 (Maximize the Ability of AmericanAgricultural Producers to Prosper by Feeding and Clothing the World).This project focuses ontechnology innovations which streamline the valorization of fruit/vegetable processing wastestreams (pomaces) and recovery of health-relevant phytoactive constituents into shelf-stable protein-
polyphenol colloidal aggregate particles (ingredients) which have versatility for multiple applicationsin soft-solid foods and beverages.This Work Plan specifically addresses the following technical objectives:1) To adapt technology to available partner waste streams (apple blueberry concord grape)maximizing flavonoid content;2) To deploy test system to partner site for factory trial;3) To demonstrate the structural functionality in model food products including sensory analysis;and4) To demonstrate efficacy of protein-polyphenol colloidal aggregated on measurable biomarkersof efficacy and bioavailability in a randomized cross-over clinical trial.The protein-polyphenol ingredients offer a strategy for increasing access to and consumption ofphytoactive fruit/vegetable phytochemicals and proteins via introduction of clean-label convenientand good-tasting fortified products for the American public. This Phase 2 will be commercialization-
focused to ensure a successful scaled-up technology.

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