Author Archives: Berkshire SG

India’s Cleanroom Highs and Woes

Making the News in Contamination Control: India is shooting for the Moon. Literally! With a female-led team blasting the Chandrayaan-2 rocket off on its interplanetary mission, congratulations are sounding across the continent. But in other areas, India’s cleanroom-related news is less than stellar. And right now we’re looking at you, pharma recalls… Read More at […]

Nanoparticles Delivered From A Microneedle Patch of Drugs Revolutionize Body Sculpting

Chubby woman hand holding her own belly fat at outdoor under the sunlight.

Given the number of food-related articles we’ve published in recent months, you may be forgiven for thinking we are somewhat obsessed. While researching topics like activated charcoal in ice cream to wine-infused coffee beans to last month’s unveiling of the all-new ruby chocolate, we at Berkshire have enjoyed feasting our eyes on some exciting new developments at the intersection of […]

Can a Flesh-Based Product Ever Be Considered Contamination-Free?

Homemade Grilled Barbecue Chicken

Food contamination. Food insecurity. GMOs. Frankenfoods. Synthetic products. What’s next to find its way onto our dinner plates? Could it be ‘cultured meat,’ a product that’s disrupting the conventional paradigm of animal agriculture? From Maastricht to Silicon Valley, ‘clean meat’ is the next Big Idea, but what is it and why do we need it? […]

Would You Drink The World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee?

Luwak (civet cat) eating coffee bean

Civets and coffee cherries, pachyderms and poop – can the artificial fermentation of coffee beans mimic the digestive effects that produce the world’s most expensive – and arguably most unusual – cup of joe? To learn more about kopi luwac, the morning caffeine hit that’ll set you back $60 per cup click over to 

Black Soldier Flies – Changing How We Process Trash?

Soldier fly close up

A United Nations study on global food insecurity estimated that the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by 2050. Already over 1 billion individuals live with chronic hunger so how are we going to feed the increasing population? Given that the insect to human ratio is around 200 million to one, perhaps it is […]