EnWave Corporation offers industrial-scale dehydration technology for commercial applications in the food and pharmaceutical spaces. EnWave's proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum ("REV™") platforms offer flexible, efficient processing suitable for food products and biomaterials. EnWave's mission is to establish its REV™ technology as the new global dehydration standard: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better quality than air drying or spray drying.
EnWave's technology dates back to 1996 with the development of the first prototype REV™ machine at the University of British Columbia for dehydrating food and nutraceuticals. Since that time, the company has developed, produced and sold commercial-scale, continuous machines for food dehydration, and developed a number of prototypes for drying bulk liquids and pharmaceuticals in vials. Current licensees of EnWave's REV™ technology include CAL-SAN Enterprises, a major blueberry producer in British Columbia; Milne Fruit Products, a highly-regarded fruit processor in the United States; a major North American enzyme producer; and NutraDried LLP, a partnership created by EnWave and Lucid Capital Management to develop and market a 100% natural dried cheese snack product in the United States.
Additionally, EnWave has signed a number of Collaboration Agreements with major multinational companies including Nestlé SA, Kellogg Company, Bonduelle, Hormel Foods, Grupo Bimbo, Grimmway Farms, Sun-Maid Growers of California, Gay Lea Foods and Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. to facilitate the introduction of REV™ into the global food industry. EnWave is also engaged in Research Evaluation Agreements with Merck, a major global healthcare company, and a second unnamed entity, to assess the viability of REV™ technology as a dehydration method for pharmaceutical materials.
The company now has six REV™ platforms: nutraREV™ for food dehydration; powderREV™ for the dehydration of bulk food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes; quantaREV™ for food and chemical production companies that require high-volume, low-temperature dehydration of solids, liquids, granular or encapsulated products; bioREV™ & freezeREV™ for live or active biomaterial dehydration in vials; and MIVAP™, a versatile tray-based vacuum-microwave technology.
EnWave currently employs over 25 employees who operate three separate facilities including a biotechnology lab, a pilot plant and an engineering facility in Vancouver, Canada. The company also controls a German subsidiary that engineers and builds dehydration equipment, Hans Binder Maschinenbau GmbH.