Our proprietary food treatment systems make perishable food
99.9% safe while making it last remarkably longer -
all without chemicals or additives.
We are the world’s leading developer of enhanced Electronic Cold-Pasteurization food treatment solutions.
ScanTech Sciences, Inc. (STS) was formed in 2009 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. We are a leading developer, manufacturer, and operator of best-in-class food treatment systems and facilities, based on ScanTech’s patented improvements to established, widely accepted Electronic Cold-Pasteurization (ECP) technology.
Core demand for our services is driven by our unique value proposition to growers, packers, distributors, and retailers, which hinges on our ability to radically improve paper-thin margins while reducing (if not eliminating) billions of dollars in consumer liability.
Ideal Food Treatment Solutions, Driven by Value
ScanTech offers turnkey, cost-competitive food treatment solutions by utilizing our improved ECP technology in custom-built food treatment facilities. Our solutions promise safer, higher quality food that lasts considerably longer on store shelves and in consumers’ pantries, thereby reducing our customers’ liability and increasing their profitability.
Electronic Cold-Pasteurization (ECP)
Electronic Cold-Pasteurization (ECP) is a non-nuclear isotope method of irradiation that employs highly-focused and precise beams of electrons to eliminate 99.9% of foodborne pests and pathogens. ECP processing involves moving the food through the ECP electron beams for only milliseconds on a high-speed conveyor. When ECP’s ionizing radiation strikes pests, bacteria, and other microbes, its high energy breaks chemical bonds in molecules that are vital for cell growth and integrity. As a result, pests and pathogens either die immediately or can no longer multiply to cause illness or spoilage.
Near-perfect effectiveness is accomplished without chemicals, additives, residues, or measurable increase in temperature, and because ECP is so effective at eliminating the causes of spoilage, it offers the added benefit of drastically extending the shelf-life of treated foods.
The ScanTech Advantage
ScanTech is the only designer and manufacturer of ECP systems purpose-built exclusively for the treatment of food, enabling precision dosing that eliminates 99.9% of foodborne pests and pathogens while maximizing shelf-life extension.
Other companies that rely on ECP technology use third-party E-beam accelerators intended for medical device sterilization, which involves significantly higher dosing and leads to food being degraded in the treatment process.
ScanTech’s ECP facilities will be fully climate-controlled and food treated will be traceable to its origins, offering increased transparency together with complete Cold Chain integration, ensuring zero breaks in the chain from farm to retail shelf. Coupled with state-of-the-art handling and engineering systems, ScanTech’s turnkey solutions represent a silver bullet for the food industry.
Foods We Treat
Along with countless other organizations around the world, the US FDA has spent over 30 years studying the safety of irradiated food. In addition to certifying the process as 100% safe for consumers, the agency continues to advocate food irradiation as the new gold standard in food treatment. The following table provides an alphabetical listing of the many foods currently being irradiated around the world.
ScanTech’s Promise to its Customers:
Higher Profits & Lower Liability
ScanTech leverages the extraordinary benefits of its proprietary solutions to achieve across-the-board risk reduction for food growers, distributors, and retailers,while dramatically improving paper-thin operating margins.
- No more losses during treatment
- Dramatically increased export yield
- Safer, better quality food
- Guaranteed expedited border clearance
- Faster time to market
- Better pricing and lower cost of goods sold
- Extended shelf-life, allowing for vine-ripening of produce
- Significantly reduced shrink
- Improved profitability and competitiveness
- Safer, better quality food
- Expanded source footprint: improved access to volume without sacrificing quality
- Improved shipment reliability
- Tangible added value for consumers
To learn more about how ScanTech can improve your business, please contact us.
We are the first-ever company to receive
USDA clearance to build a next-generation
food treatment facility at the US border.
McAllen Food Treatment Facility
to Open in 2015
ScanTech’s first food treatment facility will be strategically located in McAllen, Texas, which is the point of entry for nearly 50% of all Mexican produce exports to the US. The ScanTech McAllen facility will encompass approximately 50,000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled space with integrated Cold Chain management and tracking features, and is designed to process over 700,000 metric tons of produce per year, depending on the product mix.
Beginning with its McAllen Facility, ScanTech will deploy its proprietary technology across a portfolio of ECP food treatment facilities in key border markets in the United States and around the world.