PPB starts industry testing

PPB Technology’s Cybertongue device will be available for sale from early next year. It enables simple and efficient testing of the quality and safety of ultra heat treated milk.

Founder Stephen Trowell said the business this month commenced trials of an alpha version of the Cybertongue with UHT dairy processors in Australia and New Zealand.

“We are delighted to be taking this next step towards making the Cybertongue available commercially,” Dr Trowell said.

“We have had significant interest from dairy processors here in Australia and in overseas markets.

“If testing goes well, we plan to take first orders early in the new year and, with the support of our partners Tricycle Developments and Xentronics, begin manufacturing the devices soon after.”

The Cybertongue uses biotechnology and high tech engineering to enable food manufacturers and processors to conduct food diagnostic tests on site and get laboratory quality results in minutes.

While it is currently being used to detect proteases in milk, in future it will be able to detect allergens or toxins in food.

“It’s going to revolutionise the way our customers do their food testing,” Dr Trowell said

“We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, and excited for what’s to come.”

To learn more about PPB Technology and their journey as a CEAT Hub member, you can watch this video.

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