Dr. SZAFNER Gábor
kutatás-fejlesztési és innovációs osztályvezető
By now, the Institute has evolved into a food R&D institution standing at the forefront of innovation.
Keeping our primary focus on the food industry, our portfolio now also includes feedstuff and pharmaceuticals-related development. Aside from products and technologies, we also lead lab method development projects in this field. In addition to its R&D line, the Institute lays strong emphasis on presenting its achievements in scientific journals, the training of future researchers, and the broad dissemination of expert knowledge.
One of our key research areas in the dairy industry is product development based on membrane separation. We have produced some fifty know-hows and ten patents in this field, several of which have been put to industrial uses abroad (e.g., USA, Argentina, Ireland, etc.).
The main areas of research in our accredited laboratories cover the development of special protein concentrates and isolates, the value-adding utilisation of dairy by-products (such as cheese and curd whey, whey protein), and the design of functional foods.
The food and feedstuff sectors require test labs specialising in this field to use ever newer methods. In recent years, molecular diagnostic testing methods have become widespread. Such methods enable us to determine the presence, absence and/or quantity of specific proteins or nucleic acids (DNA, RNA). These procedures are sophisticated, their implementation and evaluation demand expert knowledge. Our R&D activity extends to the adjustment and adaptation of these tests, and, where necessary, the invention of new procedures.
We have the following molecular diagnostic projects running:
We aim to develop innovative products and technologies of an exceptional standard and thus to create products that are healthy, have beneficial effects on the human body, and are of the highest quality. We conduct our development activities in full consideration of the scientific achievements and recommendations published in the current scientific literature.
Our most successful R&D activity is centred on the development of dairy products and technologies:
We have extensive expertise in all dairy technologies. Our theoretical and practical knowledge enables us to upgrade production technologies, especially in terms of material and energy efficiency and the creation of advanced products. We develop dairy products and recipes, work out the related production technology in our pilot plant and assist with its adaptation and implementation upon the request of our clients.
PRODUCT AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Our qualified engineers are there to assist you in a wide range of issues, including the following:
Test your own recipes in our pilot plant and study the effects of the chosen technological parameters on the product. Our staff will guide you through the process with their expertise and advice. Non-dairy food companies are also more than welcome.
Our pilot plant can be used for the following procedures:
Dr. Gábor SZAFNER
Head of Research, Development and Innovation
Tel.: +36 (96) 215- 711 /125
Mobil: +36 (30) 49-32-065
Fax: +36 (96) 215-789