Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Microstructural analysis of foods

This research group is led by Professor Pedro Bouchon and has the first computed micro-tomography machine in Chile, as financed through FONDEQUIP. This instrument allows for a nondestructive microscopic analysis of foods and snacks, thereby facilitating the creation of new products and the analysis of cooking and storage processes.

Development of edible polymeric films

The Chilean fruticulture and fishery industries are among the most dynamic export sectors in the country. Through a FONDEF project, Professor Loreto Valenzuela developed an edible polymeric film that extends the shelf life of fresh salmon. This innovation resulted in the foundation of FishExtend, a spin-off company.