After the first few months of developing the CARDIOPATCH project, headed by Navarra University Hospital and jointly funded by the European Union’s Interreg Sudoe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Leartiker and all of the partners gathered in Toulouse on 22 October to get up to speed on the project’s different activities.
In recent years, LEARTIKER has carried out projects related to the development of fermented foods, aimed at generating technical and scientific knowledge about these types of products, including their manufacturing processes and food safety. These projects have allowed LEARTIKER to create a new line of research within our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, through which we aim to acquire knowledge and then transfer it to other producers who are interested in entering or continuing in the fermentation sector.
Leartiker, together with Boston Scientific Company and EBERS Medical Technology, is developing a bioreactor that will provide both mechanical and electrical stimulation to the BioVAD biological device being manufactured by other members of the international BRAV? project consortium. The bioreactor is a critical component that is designed to successfully mature the cardiac tissue (BioVAD) that will help a damaged heart recover after an attack.
NUTFOOD is a project that aims to research and develop healthy dairy and meat products. The initiative is based on animal feed made from locally produced oilseed oils and oilseed cakes.
The Leartiker technology centre of Markina-Xemein has organised, for the first time this year, the DYNAeLAST International Meeting to be held on 21 October, which can be attended both in person and virtually.
The Leartiker technology centre, located in Markina-Xemein, is now a new member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), a collaborative network that brings together 17 scientific and technological agents and aims to turn the research power of the Basque Country into a benchmark at the European level.
NEWPROT is a project that belongs to the “New protein sources” line of research by the PREST specialisation in Leartiker’s Food Technology department. The aim of this project is to identify new, more sustainable sources of protein that can be used to develop novel foods with an enhanced protein profile that can be labelled as “source of protein” or “high protein”.
We recently had the opportunity to travel to La Palma island (Canary Islands) to meet the Palmera goat farmers in person and discover their famous Palmero cheeses that are made with the raw milk of their own goats.
On 4 June, the Leartiker technology centre held another edition of the “Polymers and Medical Applications” conference, which has become an unmissable annual event for people with an interest in this field. The event, which has now reached its ninth instalment, aims to explore the opportunities and innovations that new technologies and polymers can bring to the field of health. However, for health reasons, this year the event was a mixture of a remote and in-person conference: the speakers were in the facilities of the Technology Centre in Markina-Xemein, but the audience connected via their computers to follow the presentations virtually.