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Food and Beverages

We are what we eat. We can help you understand the short- and long-term effects of the ingredients in your final product.

Do you develop food additives such as probiotics, phytochemicals and flavors to deliver human health benefits? We can help you determine the functional in vivo outcomes of your additives so that you can educate your customers about the molecular benefits of the food products they consume. We also provide a safety assessment of your engineered plant-based ingredients to be used as dairy and meat alternatives.

Healthy Food

The food industry is witnessing revolutionary advances with a focus on molecular-science based approaches to tackle food shortage on the planet and providing healthier choices to consumers.

Scientific Publications

NemaLife chip: a micropillar-based microfluidic culture device optimized for aging studies in crawling C. elegans

NemaFlex: a microfluidics-based technology for standardized measurement of muscular strength of C. elegans

Senotherapeutic peptide reduces skin biological age and improves skin health markers

Effect of cannabidiol on the long-term toxicity and lifespan in the pre-clinical model Caenorhabditis elegans 

Food and Beverages FAQ

How could testing food or beverage products in C. elegans help our business?


Our screening service provides relevant data that can guide R&D decisions, marketing claims, and streamline product development. Our services can help identify the long-term health effects of individual compounds, synergistic effects of combined compounds, and exposure to differing substance concentrations.

Can you test  in vivo effect of animal-free food proteins made using synthetic biology and fermentation techniques?


Yes. animal-free food proteins made using synthetic biology and fermentation are not substantially different from a testing point of view from other food and beverage ingredients. Nematodes have a complex digestive tract, similar luminal enzymes as humans, complex microbial - host interactions. In summary they serve as a promising biological model for food and beverage testing.

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Tart Cherry Increases Lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans by Altering Metabolic Signaling Pathways