We really enjoy talking to our customers. Whether you’re calling us for advice when you’re trying something new, stuck on a testing challenge, or just plain curious about something, we’re always glad to hear from you.

Our instruments are the texture analyzers of choice at most top universities and across many industries. We’re honored when you use our instruments in your papers, publications, presentations, and patents. At a recent food industry event, we were pleased that 36 out of 235 posters, as well as another ten symposia,  presented research that used our instruments.

Generous sharing of expertise and knowledge is what helps propel our collective work and research forward and we are happy to do whatever we can to make to facilitate this. For over twenty five years, our TTC Travel Grant Program has helped cover the travel expenses that researchers and scientists incur when presenting their work at industry events. The TTC Travel Grant Program offers grants of up to $250 each to members of the academic and industrial communities for papers, publications, dissertations and presentations covering research performed in North America. To be eligible for a TTC travel grant, our instruments (TA.XT_Plus,TA.HDPlus, TA.XTExpress*, or even our older TA.XT2/2i Texture Analyzers) must have been material to the research and properly cited in the work.

To find out more about the TTC Travel Grant Program and to apply for a grant, please visit our website.

We would like to extend our congratulations to just a few of our recent travel grant winners:

Ugochukwu Anyanwu (picture at top, left), a Master’s student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, majoring in Food and Nutritional Sciences won a TTC travel grant for a poster that he presented at IFT 2015 Annual Meeting titled “Physicochemical Properties of Alaska Pollock Nutrified with Omega-3 fatty acids and treated with Bay Essential Oil”.

Dr. Calvin Sun, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Pharmaceutics University of Minnesota, recently received several travel grants for his three posters at the AAPS 2015 Annual Meeting in Orlando. Our texture analyzers were used for characterizing mechanical properties of conventional tablet, ribbons, and bilayer tablets, respectively, in these posters.

Zheng Lu and Dr. Reza Fassihi, School of Pharmacy at Temple University for their poster “Development of a new delivery modality based on oral-soluble postage stamp size films” which was presented at the AAPS 2015 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Gary Hou, Technical Director and Wheat Food Specialist for the Wheat Marketing Center for their poster “Effect of Hard Wheat and Soft Wheat Flour Blends on Steamed Bread Quality” presented at the AACCI 2015 Annual Meeting.

Jinhwan Lee and Dr. Jae Park, Oregon State University’s Seafood Research and Education Center for their poster “Postharvest quality changes of frozen Pacific whiting fillets as affected by trimethylamine-N-oxide demethylase” presented at the IFT 2015 Annual Meeting.