Generation of samples and prototypes


Generation of samples and prototypes

When the industry is developing a process or a product, it may require additional resources that allow it to generate and validate samples on a small scale.

CNTA’s pilot plant is available to offer support to the industry in developing processes and products.  It can also be a resource for food companies that are starting up, or that are assessing new formulations, packaging formats or processes.

The pilot plant has specialised equipment for the preservation process, pre-prepared and pre-cooked convenience food, bakery products, sterile packaging for liquid and semi-solid products, and other operations such as curing, high-pressure homogenising, vacuum cooking, extraction and purification, among others. We also have fully-trained multidisciplinary staff to assist any operations.

Thanks to this we can achieve:

  • Small-scale sample generation and validation as a step prior to the scaling of the process and to generating batches for validation with consumers.

CNTA Methodology:

1 Generating scale samples and prototypes in the pilot plant
2 Assessing these samples:

  • The impact of modifying the formulation and/or process on the products obtained
  • Physical-chemical, nutritional and/or sensorial characterisation
  • Shelf-life studies

At CNTA we approach the generation of samples and prototypes in 2 steps. Depending on needs and objectives, they are addressed collectively or just those necessary.


¿Por qué con CNTA?

CNTA has broad experience and knowledge in the generation of samples and prototypes. To carry this out we have:



Researchers and technicians specialising in: food science and technology, chemistry, biology, agronomic engineering and nutrition.



  • Industrial kitchen
  • Pilot plant equipment


Research areas

  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition and health
  • Vegetable protein
  • New Strategies and Preservation Technologies
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Sensorial Objectification
  • Circular economy: Recovering sub-products: Extraction / fermentation substrate

All of these aspects, along with our experience accumulated since 1981 in finding technical solutions to industry challenges, make CNTA the best ally for obtaining strains and the functional characterisation of micro-organisms.

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