Aerial

Managing director

Alain Strasser

Headquarters

Parc d'innovation 250 rue Laurent-Fries C.S. 40443
67412 Illkirch Cedex
Tél. :  03 88 19 15 15
Fax : 03 88 19 15 20
aerial@aerial-crt.com

Sectors

All food products.
Ionisation

Food, packaging, medical, cosmetics, polymer materials.
Pharmaceutical industries and biotechnologies
Freeze-drying.

Skills

Food microbiological safety.
Nutrition: analytical methods.
Sensory evaluation.
Detection of ionised food products.
Inspection of ionisation processes.
Developing freeze-drying cycles.

Services

Research and development in microbiology: predictive microbiology, challenge tests, pathogenic bacteria (Listeria, Campylobacter, Yersinia…), technological flora.

Research and development in nutrition. Development and implementation of analytical methods for metering and monitoring nutrimarkers in food (vitamins, polyphenols, phytosterols, probiotics, etc.).

Study of the physico-chemical modifications bound to the methods of production and transformation of food, possibilities of screening of the origin and authenticity markers in food.

Specific studies in sensory analysis (consumer tests and experts).

Expertise, technical assistance and training for companies on all of the aspects concerning food quality.

Detection of ionised food products.

Measuring the doses of radiation and calibrating dosimetric systems.

Developing freeze-drying cycles.

Accreditations

Food technology institute (ITAI).
Technological resource centre (CRT).
DGCCRF accreditation (detection of ionised food).
Cofrac (sensory analysis and dosimetry).
Quality reference standard: NF EN ISO/CEI 17025 standard, version 2005.

National recognition for the realisation of growth tests on Listeria monocytogenes in foodstuffs (DGAL)

Expertises

Afnor, Anses, CEN, Oseo, ASTM, AIEA

Equipments

The centre is equipped with several units: microbiology, physical-chemistry, dosimetry, sensory analysis and low-temperature physical measurements. It also has an experimental ionisation station and freeze-drying pilots.

Contact

Freeze-drying & food manager
Food manager
Ionisation & Freeze-drying manager
Food manager

Other sites

Numbers of employees

22

Joint technological unit

Joint technological network

European projects

Scientific partnerships

University of Strasbourg, CNRS, Inra, Inserm, CEA, University of Karlsruhe, Institut Fraunhofer, other CRT and ITAI.

Project examples

Development of processes in the biological efforts against pathogens (dairy and meat products).

Radiosterilised cooked dishes for immuno-deficient patients.

Development and standardisation of vitamin dosing methods.

Microbiological and organoleptic validations for the use of an ingredient with a nutritional interest in meat products.

Setting up and management of a collection of technological flora for cheese products.

Optimisation of recipes for prepared meat products with regards to the microbiological danger.

Development and standardisation of methods for detecting ionised food products.

Development of systems for controlling ionisation processes.

Formulation and development of a freeze-drying cycle for a vaccine for meningitis.