A spin-off from the National University of Singapore (NUS) had created a new light technology touted as a chemical-free ‘disruptor’ to the food preservation and disinfection industries.
The firm SafeLight had developed a visible light technology of the same name to kill microorganisms and preserve food.
CEO Dr Vinayak Ghate told FoodNavigator-Asia, the technology could be used to preserve fruits and vegetables in the cold chain, as well as food surfaces in processing plants.
The company hoped to grab a slice of the local disinfection market in food processing which was valued at SG$14m (US$10m). Globally, the market size was SG$92bn (US$66m) and expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4%.