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  • When we eat whole foods, the body has to work to break these foods down into their simplest constituents. Of course, the process begins with chewing, but it also involves the activity of various enzymes, followed by the time spent in the harsh crucible of the stomach where potent hydrochloric...
  • Take a trip down the aisles of any grocery, department store or big-box retailer and you’re likely to encounter a wide range of consumer products that more or less define us as an early 21st-century civilization. We are a society of avid consumers, with an insatiable need for items of every...
  • All signs point to growing interest in “naturally functional” beverages among consumers. These are products that incorporate purported health benefits from natural foods into convenient, ready-to-consume drinks. Consumers are increasingly savvy about nutrition, and there’s clear interest in...
  • Numerous challenges are involved in bringing pharmaceutical products to market. However, when the dust of expensive clinical trials and cumbersome FDA approval processes have settled, and you’re ready to scale up production, at least one primary challenge remains: What’s the best way to produce...
  • The development of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology has sparked a new oil boom in America. Also known as tertiary mining, EOR is a variation on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) that has enabled American oil producers to more than double the amount of oil and/or natural gas recoverable from...
  • High velocity, high shear homogenization provides more process shear energy than conventional rotor-stator mills are capable of delivering, making high shear homogenizer machines an attractive option for industries that do not necessarily require the higher energy expenditures needed to operate a...
  • The ability to disperse and mix powders and rheology modifiers uniformly into liquids is a familiar challenge for many process engineers and manufacturers. Whether it’s cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals or functional foods, many industries rely on advanced mixing technologies to...
  • The manufacturing of sophisticated modern pharmaceuticals and cosmetics depends on the availability of modern equipment that’s up to the task. Increasingly sophisticated products generated by these industries ideally enhance patients’ and customers’ health and lives. However, none of it can...