Producers, processors, instrument manufacturers, and laboratories may negotiate with QARU scientists to license technology or form Cooperative Research and Development Agreements for methods, databases, algorithms or hardware developed by QARU scientists. Interested parties may also join industry-academia-government consortia such as the Center for American Flax Fiber.
FLAX PROCESSING AND QUALITY:
QARU is involved with a collaborative research effort to develop the flax fiber industry in North America. This effort has produced improved technology for fiber processing and quality assessment. Interested parties may obtain details from Dr. Danny E. Akin or the Center for American Flax Fiber.
DATABASE FOR DETERMINATION OF DIETARY FIBER IN FOODS:
QARU Scientists have developed a rapid spectroscopic method and database for determination of total dietary fiber in a broad range of cereal food products. For further information, contact Dr. F.E. 'Woody' Barton, II or Dr. Sandra E. Kays.