Chemically Active Fruit Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2003-33610-13943
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, Ste. 130, Littleton, CO, 80217
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Lovell
(303) 792-5615
john.lovell@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Clifton Brown, Jr.
President
(303) 792-5615
cliff.brown@adatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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