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Hands-On Scientific Assistance

Scientists are available to provide consulting and technical services in the areas of:

  • Product and process development
  • Product evaluation and testing
  • Sourcing materials, equipment and services

Labs are available for clients for hands-on testing and development.

Commercialization Services Program Guidelines


Microbiology Laboratory

510 County Road 71, Suite 120, Crookston, MN
AURI’s microbiology lab is used for the research and analysis of industrial products and to support projects that have the potential to introduce agricultural commodities as ingredients for industrial products.

Food Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN
AURI’s food lab is available to those seeking to introduce new foods to the marketplace. It is focused on smaller companies and entrepreneurs who are developing and commercializing new food products.

Meat Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN
The meat laboratory in Marshall is used for formulation and analytical assessment of meat products. This facility includes equipment for developing and testing new products.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN
The focus of the analytical laboratory is to provide quality analytical and compositional data to promote value-added products from Minnesota agriculture commodities and coproducts.

Biobased Products Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN
This facility is focused on one to 10 kilograms scale processing of agriculture commodities and coproducts. Processes are developed and demonstrated for producing increased value materials by fractionation, chemical conversion and purification.

Coproducts Utilization Laboratory

12298 350th Avenue, Waseca, MN
This facility is the only value-added lab of its kind in the Midwest. The lab is used for the development of new uses for plant and animal coproducts that present environmental and economic opportunities.