Applied Food Sciences (AFS) has established a new innovation center in Iowa City in the US State of Iowa at the beginning of the year of 2017, which is to be used to carry out its plant-based ingredient innovation.
The new innovation center established in the University of Iowa BioVentures Center (BVC) features molecular biology labs, advanced analytical and materials research laboratories, as well as a pilot production facility.
AFS is creating an ideal environment to foster collaborative teams with the mission of touching all aspects of how advances in food sciences can produce long term significance to the positive impact on health and wellness, according to its CEO.
Encouraging the growth of plant-based science is one of the key goals at the new innovation center.
Apart from that, the innovation center will also determine how the evolution of food fits into the prevailing and future food supply and how it can aid in feeding the increasing population and also make it healthier, and stronger in terms of nutrition.
The University of Iowa is home to a strong work ethic, a high level of professionals, and culture of innovation in the areas of Biotechnology and Food Science. There is also great opportunity for AFS to collaborate with other innovative companies in the areas of food technology and merge those lessons learned with AFS’s expertise in life sciences.
Furthermore, ASF’s might have made the decision to open the center in the Midwest region of the country to get closer to farmers and processors who use plants for value-added end products.
AFS is a natural ingredients supplier based in Austin of Texas, specialized in the research & development of functional botanical ingredients for use in foods, beverages and nutritional supplements.
(By our own staff)