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Speaker Profile: Prof. Dr. Silvio Claudio da Costa, Universidade Estadual de Maringá (The State University of Maringa)

Prof. Silvio Claudio da Costa is a professor of biochemistry at the State University of Maringá – Brazil. He is also the Coordinator of the Studies in Natural Products, a group multiciplinar (Nepron) State University of Maringa, which has worked with stevia in the last 30 years.

He participated in the project that resulted in the construction of the first plant extracts of stevia in the West, the company Stevfarma. Between 1999 and 2004, he coordinated a multidisciplinary project which resulted in the selection of plants with high content of rebaudioside A , cultivation on a commercial scale of clonal line of Stevia, UEM-320, and process development of extraction and purification of the extracts stevia based methods of membrane separation and ion exchange. The technology developed in this project was transferred to the company that founded the project –  Stevmax Edulcorantes Naturais do Brasil.

Currently, he spends more time working with selection of stevia plants with high content of rebaudioside A, and he has great interest in the identification and separation of substances in stevia that may have nutritional and medicinal properties.

Stevia World Americas 2010 Atlanta Speaker
Day 2 – Friday, February 26
14:05  Selection of Stevia with High Content of Rebaudioside A in Brazil

Stevia World Americas 2010 in Atlanta is a showcase of the who’s who in Stevia sector, including top stevia growers, refiners, traders, key stevia organisations, government officials, scientists and investors who will highlight Upcoming opportunities, Pinpoints Regulatory Challenges & Shares Market Updates.  To find more about Stevia World Americas in Atlanta on February 25 & 26, 2010, please visit http://www.steviaworldforum.com

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