We are looking for analytical tools to characterize Polysaccharides and Protein structures and models to predict their functionality.
There are methods to characterize basic carbohydrates and proteins but when it comes to more complex polymeric structures, current analytical methodologies are very limited (e.g. fibers can be characterized into soluble and insoluble only). By being able to understand ingredients by connecting their molecular structures with functionality would enable modelling efforts to leverage our understanding of functionalities and complement the discovery in our main Research fields to enable sourcing strategies that can cover optimized costs, drive sustainability, etc.
KEY SUCCESS CRITERIA
- Fast methodologies (results in hours/days instead of weeks or months)
- Rapid prediction of functionality and structure
- Data visualization tools
- Bioanalytical methods/ MALDI-TOFMS/ Computational tools to interpret
- Rapid tests to determine ingredient functionality
- Tools that bring complementary information to LC/MS
WHAT WE AREN’T INTERESTED IN
PREFERRED COLLABORATION TYPES
At this stage, we’re open to various types of mutually-beneficial partnerships, but looking for ready-to-commercialize or late phase development solutions.
Awards:- Mondelēz International decides to pursue a submission, they will proceed with a mutually agreed contract and therefore related commercial terms on a case by case basis. This could include for example (but not limited to) product supply, license, Joint Venture, technology acquisition, patent acquisition etc.