Flex Alert is a research and development company based in Vancouver, Canada and The Hague, The Netherlands, with operations in East Africa developing low cost biosensors for smart food packaging, used in particular for perishable fruits, and the wine production. The core of the technology is the deposition of anti-toxins on plastic material and a connection of those sensors to the wireless network. Uses include the detection of carcinogenic pathogens, like aflatoxins B1, appearing in ground nuts, coffee, chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla or maize.
The company is involved with Radio Frequency ID authentication and brand name protection technologies. In particular Near Field Communication (NFC) allows the monitoring, tracking and on-line sales through the use of mobile networking and smart phones.
The company provides also the unbiased advice for the non-for-profit organizations on the technology evolution and opportunities.