CEAT Hub member PPB Technology has been successful in securing an Accelerating Commercialisation (AC) grant, a federal funding initiative from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to support Australian companies in bringing their products to commercial market. PPB was among 15 recipients awarded in the latest round of funding.
PPB Technology develops diagnostic tests for food quality and safety with an initial focus on the shelf life of ultra-high-temperature treated (long life milk). Failure for milk to reach shelf-life expectations is often due to proteases, which are enzymes that break down proteins.
PPB Technology is the first to develop a practical solution for testing protease problems in raw milk. Their product CYBERTONGUE® provides laboratory quality results in minutes using biosensors and cutting edge microfluidic and photonic technologies.
This product is revolutionary for food processing, pharmaceutical and cosmetic production, environmental testing and food safety industries, among others. The grant will fund the development and first sale of the CYBERTONGUE® Commercial Protease Test System.
Previous awardees of the AC grant include current CEAT Hub members Wildlife Drones, Quantum Brilliance, and CEAT Hub alumni, FluroSat (now Regrow).
This will be a transformational change for PPB Technology, enabling them to bring their product to market. CEAT is very excited to see where this opportunity takes PPB Technology! Watch this space to see updates, or visit PPB Technology to find out more.