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Technologies, Methods or Models For Microbiological Risk Assessment in Beverages / 微生物シグナルを検出する技術

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Need was closed on
Nov 23, 2018

Suntory is looking for technologies, methods or models for microbiological risk assessment that can qualitatively and quantitatively detect, at an early stage in the product’s life, the various microbial signals which potentially occur and contribute to the product’s degradation.





In general, it takes several months for microbiological risk assessment in food and beverage industry and it is rate-limiting factor for NPD activity. Therefore, the short-term microbiological risk assessment is essential for the further enhancement of NPD activity.


食品・飲料業界において、微生物リスク評価には通常数カ月の時間を要し、新商品開発活動の律速要因になっている。 それ故に、新商品開発活動の強化のためにも、短期間で微生物リスク評価を判断できることは極めて重要である。


Key success Criteria

A successful solution will be able to detect the signals for microbial decline or growth in a liquid at an early stage (ideally within 1 or 2 days).




Possible Approaches
  • Qualitative and quantitative measurements of gene expression (stress-responsive reaction etc.)
  • Qualitative and quantitative assay for primary and secondary metabolites (alcohols, proteins, alkaloids or antibiotics etc.)
  • Other approaches that meet the requirements


  • 定性定量的な遺伝子活性測定(ストレス応答反応など)
  • 定性定量的な1次・2次代謝産物測定(アルコール、タンパク質、アルカロイド、抗生物質など)


Approaches not of Interest
  • Software for predictive microbiology


  • 予想微生物学におけるソフトウェア



Due Date
Nov 16, 2018
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Your response should be an executive summary of what you are proposing. It should include both technical information on how the technology will work in addition to the given benefits to the consumer and how you believe it can be of use to us as a business. Information on the background of those involved in the project will also be required in your response to this need posting.


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  • Describe the technology
  • How the technology is relevant to our brands (specific or in general)
  • Level of maturity of the technology (development stage or just a proposal)
  • How adaptable is the technology, can it be used in a wide range of scenarios
  • Background information on the people involved in the proposal


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Andrew Kirkwood
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Stephen Clulow
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