Awards

 

NATIONAL AWARDS FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENTS (NASTA) – 2018

Excellence in International Collaboration for advancement of S & T for making a significant contribution in the application of Science & Technology for successful achievement in the project activities of ITI/IDRC, Canada funded project on "Enhanced Preservation of Fruits Using Nano Technology”

Dr. Shanthi Wilson, Dr. Ilmi Hewajulige, Mr. Nisala Gunasekara, Ms. Yoga Milani, Ms. Shiranthi Perera, Mr. Dineth Samarawickrama, Mr. Anura Sooriaarchchi and Ms. Manori Wijemanna.

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3MT FINALIST AND GOLD MEDALIST

SLAYS Open Forum 2017 “Research for Impact: March of the Sri Lankan Young Scientists” and 3MT Competition (3 minutes thesis competition for MPhil/PhD students) organized jointly by Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS) and National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSF) in collaboration with Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) and the Uni. of Queensland, 28th February - 1st March 2017 Hilton Colombo Residences, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

BEST RESEARCH PAPER OF THE SESSION AWARD

 

Best Research Paper of the Session Award for the research paper titled “Identification of potentially probiotic Lactobacillus spp. from dairy sources of Sri Lanka as candidates for future food applications” in the International Conference on Food Quality, Safety and Security – FOOD QUALSS 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

BEST STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

Best Student Research Award for the research paper titled “Identification of potentially probiotic Lactobacillus spp. from dairy sources of Sri Lanka as candidates for future food applications” in the International Conference on Food Quality, Safety and Security – FOOD QUALSS 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 BEST PRESENTER OF THE SESSION AWARD

Best Presenter of the Session Award for the research paper titled “Preliminary Evaluation of Probiotic Potential of Yeasts Isolated from Bovine Milk and Curd of Sri Lanka” presented at  PGIA Congress, 15th  to 16th  November 2018.

 BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD

Best Research Paper Award for the research paper titled “Safety assessment and antibiotic susceptibility of potentially probiotic yeasts isolated from dairy sources of Sri Lanka” in the 03rd Annual Research Sessions of IFSTSL 2017, BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp 1-5.

                                                                    Ms. Upeka Rajawardana

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3 MT 2017

 

NATIONAL AWARDS FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENTS (NASTA) – 2014

 “Transfer of Technologies either developed or adapted Industry inclusive of SMEs”

 Developing and Commercializing of Omaga – 3 Enriched Chicken Egg

 Mr. Samantha Madage, Ms. Sriyani Rajapaksha, Mr. W. U. D. Medis, Dr. Yasmina Sulthanbawa,

Mr. R. A. Pubudu Perera

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NATIONAL AWARDS FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENTS (NASTA) – 2010

“Locally Developed new technologies which have in a successfully marketed product/process” for the innovative work on “Development and technology transfer of a natural lime based sports drink”

Dr. Janaki Gooneratne

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 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

      • Conducting GMP for Food industry
      • Undertaking training programmes on microbiological tools for food industries
      • Accommodate Undergraduate research projects for University/ / other institutes students

 

FISH PROCESSING LABORATORY

      • Training programmes for SME
      • Tailor made programmes to customers

 

FRUIT & VEGETABLE PORCESSING LABORATORY

      • Provide training, technology transfers and troubleshooting in industries related to fruits and vegetable processing

 

     FUNCTIONAL FOOD LABORATORY

    • Training of undergraduate students of Sri Lankan Universities.

    • Tailor made training programmes on Postharvest management of fresh fruits and vegetables for farmers, traders, agriculture inspectors, teachers, exporters, supermarket and pack-house supervisors etc.

    • Training on GMP, GHP, HACCP in Packhouse Management

 

    


 

 

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CEREAL TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

TESTING SERVICES ON RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCT QUALITY

Testing of physical properties of cereals

      • Brabender Amylograph
      • Brabender Farinograph
      • Brabender Extensograph
      • Water activity
      • Particle size evaluation

Shelf- life evaluation of formulated products

Testing of organoleptic properties of formulated products

Checking of food labels for compliance with food labeling and advertising regulation

Specific testing services on dietary fibre, Glycemic Index (in–vitro), amylose content

 

CEREAL PROCESSING FACILITIES AVAILABLE

      • Hot extrusion
      • Cold extrusion
      • Fine grinding of cereals and spices
      • Ribbon blender mixing of ingredients and formulation trials
      • Dehusking grains (Laboratory scale)
      • Polishing grains (Laboratory scale)

 

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES ON RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCT QUALITY

      • Aerobic plate count
      • Yeast and moulds
      • E.coli/Coliform
      • Commercial sterility
      • Detection of Lypolytic microorganisms
      • Microbiological shelf life on food
      • Microbiological troubleshooting on food
      • Microbiological shelf life on food

 

FISH PROCESSING LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES & OTHER SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Specialized Test services 

      • Can seam testing
      • Can vacuum testing

Feed Analysis

      • Pellet durability
      • Pellet water stability
      • Sinking property
      • Digestibility study

 

FRUIT & VEGETABLE PORCESSING LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES & OTHER SPECIALIZED SERVICES

      • Pack-house and factory layout design
      • Specification and sourcing of equipments related to processing of fruits and vegetables
      • Commercial sterility studies
      • Shelf life evaluation studies
      • Sensory / organoleptic assays
      • Heat penetration study for canned and bottled food

 

FUNCTIONAL FOOD LABORATORY

 

TESTING SERVICES ON RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCT QUALITY

Chemical Analyses

      • Total phenolic content
      • Sugar analysis (Phenol sulphuric method)
      • Fat analysis (Soxhlet method)
      • Cell wall material extraction and characterization (Eg: Cellulose, Pectin, Lignin)
      • Dietary fiber
      • Amylose content

Anti-diabetic related assays  

      • α-amylase inhibition assay
      • α-glucosidase inhibition assy
      • Anti-glycation assay
      • Glycation reversing assay
      • Methylglyoxal- BSA assay
      • In vitro glycemic Index
      • TLC method of screening Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors
      • TLC method of screening Butyrylthiocholinesterase (BChE) inhibitors
      • Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition assay
      • Butyrylthiocholinesterase (BChE) inhibition assay

Anti-oxidant assays

      • Nitric oxide scavenging assay
      • DPPH radical scavenging assay
      • ABTS radical scavenging assay
      •  Superoxide scavenging assay
      •  Nitric oxide scavenging assay
      • Total polyphenolic content
      •  Total flavonoid content
      •  Ferric reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP)
      • Ferrous iron chelating assay

Lipid lowering assays

        • HMG-CoA reductase assay
        • Malic dehydrogenase assay
        • Bile acid binding assay

 

 

POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY LAB

TESTING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES

  • Designing Packhouse layouts, ripening chambers and sourcing of machinery
  • Isolation and identification of postharvest pathogens in fresh fruits / vegetables / foliage plants
  • Quality inspection of export / import fresh fruits and vegetable consignment
  • Gas analyses (CO2, O2, N2, Ethylene) of fruits and vegetables in modified atmosphere packaging, minimally processed and other food packs
  • Quality evaluation of fruits and vegetables via physicochemical analysis (testing of pH, % brix, acidity, colour-chomometer, firmness- firmness testers etc.)


 

 

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