Rapid pH

Rapid pH

The measurement of glycogen in mammalian tissue is relevant for such things as, for example, the ability to use the results of the measurement as a determination of the ultimate pH of meat. This is also a direct measure of many of the qualities of meat. Traditional methods are slow to process results, can be hazardous, inaccurate, inconsistent, time-consuming and some also use aggressive chemical reagents. This technology provides a rapid method of measuring the complex carbohydrates in mammalian tissue, comprising the steps of: extracting a sample of tissue to be tested, forming a homogenous slurry of the sample with an aqueous solution, adding sufficient hydrolysing enzyme for ensuring complete hydrolysis of glycogen in the slurry; and measuring the concentration of glucose in the slurry.


AgResearch is looking for licensing partners for the technology interested in implementing the technology into slaughter lines.

Unique Selling Propositions
  • This is a rapid method of determining the end pH of meat at the time of slaughter thus enabling the determination of some characteristics of the meat, such as tenderness.
  • Testing of meat in an abattoir as the chain operates.
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