Modern Biopolymer Science
Bridging the Divide between Fundamental Treatise and Industrial Application
- Stefan Kasapis, National University of Singapore
- Ian Norton, The University of Birmingham
- Johan Ubbink, Nestle Research Centre - Switzerland
Industrialists developing new food and pharmaceutical products face the challenge of innovation in an increasingly competitive market that must consider incredient cost, product added-value, expectations of a healthy life-style, improved sensory impact, controlled delivery of active compounds and last, but not lease, product stability. While much work has been done to explore, understand, and address these issues, a gap has emerged between recent advances in fundamental knowledge and its direct application to product situations with a growing need for scientific input.Modern Biopolymer Science matches science to application by first acknowledging the differing viewpoints between those working with low-solids and those working with high-solids, and then sharing the expertise of those two camps under a unified framework of materials science.
Scientists and technologists at research and development units in the food, materials, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries including product research and development, packaging research and development and medical chemists..