Clever Fruit Products (“Clever”) has entered a research agreement with the Perennia Innovation Center (“Perennia”) for its research and development services. The focus of this work will be on Clever’s proprietary fermentation process for its wild blueberry-based functional food ingredient.
Clever will work with Perennia in finalizing its productization from liquid to powder and develop a testing model to be used for future science studies. Clever will also utilize Perennia’s lab-to-lab services to scale its manufacturing model.
“Perennia is a critical resource in the local agri-tech and biotech ecosystem,” said Sean Sears, Executive Chairman of Clever. “We are excited to be working with them to achieve this critical milestone.”
About Perennia Innovation Center:
The Perennia Innovation Centre is a food and food-based product development, improvement, and small pilot processing facility located in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. It has a provincially-inspected pilot plant, food product development laboratory, analytical and microbiological labs, as well as start-up lease space for business incubation.
About Clever Fruit Products:
Clever Fruit Products is a manufacturer of premium fermented functional ingredients for nutraceutical, supplement, and functional food brands. Its mission is to enhance the health of society by increasing the nutritive potency of fruit polyphenols through fermentation. Its proprietary fermentation technologies create a postbiotic product that improves the bioavailability and nutritive profile of fruit polyphenols, resulting in functional ingredients that are superior to the original fruit.