Unlocking the potential of thermo-sensitive bioactive ingredients
through a disruptive encapsulation method


Project Description

Functional foods provide additional health benefits beyond its nutritional value. During the last years, the are becomingĀ an outstanding success: global market is expected to grow around a 50% through 2022.

Functional foods are mostly obtained by adding bioactive ingredients to food, which must be encapsulated previously. The encapsulation process usually works with high temperature and that may cause problems with the thermo-sensitive character of some of the most important bioactive ingredients (Omega-3, probiotics, vitaminsā€¦)

CAPSULTEKĀ Ā provides an innovative technology called electrospraying assisted by pressurised gas, which can encapsulate any kind of molecule, enhancing its stability and extending its shelf-life: a disruptive innovation forĀ  micro and nanoencapsulationĀ andĀ the only cost-effective solution suitable for of bioactive ingredients.

CAPSULTEK has been developed byĀ BIOINICIA, a Spanish company specilised in nanoencapsulation.

Project Details

  • Programme: SME Instrument Phase 2
  • Call:Ā H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
  • Reference number:Ā 873827
  • Coordinator:Ā BIOINICIA SL
  • Starting date: 01/08/2019
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Link:Ā Cordis