Under pressure to produce a non-stick biodegradable chewing gum
AFBI and the Cork based company, MR Gum Innovation, have been awarded funding from InterTrade Ireland’s FUSION programme to design a non-stick biodegradable chewing gum.
(l-r) Dr. Liam Ryan, Innovation Director, MR Gum Innovation, Sean Sherlock T.D. Minister for Research and Innovation, Eamon Murphy, MD of MR Gum Innovation, Gearoid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland Director of Research & Innovation and Professor Margaret Patterson, Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Belfast. Photo credit; Gary O’Neill Photography.
The AFBI team will use its expertise in high pressure processing to modify the properties of specialist gums produced by the company, with a view to having a range of products to market within 18 months. MR Gum Innovation was one of 21 companies who pitched their new technologies to over 450 potential investors at the Enterprise Ireland Big Ideas Technology Showcase in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.