Preservation is one of the highest priorities for the food industry. Improper preservation increases the risk of food spoilage, which completely removes all economic value from the product. Jun Innovations has developed the solution to preserve the quality and economic value and freshness over an extended period of time.
The concept is that when a polar liquid (i.e. water) is exposed to an external electric field, it would undergo polarization that re-orientates and vibrates water molecules. Also, water is diamagnetic which may develop a magnetic dipole moment in quick response to an applied magnetic field, leading to rearrangement of water molecules. Thus, combination of these two field strengths can effectively interrupt critical ice nucleation in food matrices and extend the supercooling status of foods even at subzero temperatures.
Jun Innovations INC is a start-up C-Corporation established in Honolulu, Hawaii founded by Dr. Soojin Jun, a professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Jun Innovations has developed a proprietary supercooling technology that preserves perishable materials at below-freezing temperatures without the formation of ice crystals. Foods are maintained in their natural state for days or weeks with the same taste, texture, nutrition, and moisture content they had before being supercooled. This technology offers a radically new food preservation method for consumers and the commercial food industry.
Soojin Jun is a professor of food engineering in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications in the areas of novel food processing technologies, system modeling and simulation, and food freezing. He is currently the sole shareholder of Jun Innovations. Dr. Jun holds the exclusive license from the University of Hawaii at Manoa to commercialize supercooling technology through Jun Innovations INC.