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Innovative functional foods based on sweet lupin protein for cardiovascular prevention

Objective

The objective is to assess the health benefits on dislipidemia prevention of innovative food products based on lupin proteins, starting from some preliminary results provided by 2 past European collaborative projects (Healthy-Profood & Bioprofibre). The core RTD activity is the implementation of a multicenter randomized dietary intervention study with LDL-cholesterol as main end-point aimed to compare the hypolipidemic effect of lupin proteins vs. animal proteins. Besides LDL-Cholesterol other inflammatory and metabolic markers will be investigated. In addition the metabolism of cholesterol will be analysed. All these data will be exploited at the end of the project by the submission of an application to the European Commission for the approval a health claim on lupin and cholesterol reduction. The project will include also product development and optimization, with particular reference to the nutrition profiles of the foods. Specific activities will be dedicated to assess the quality of the lupin proteins in the food products. Innovation activities will be dedicated also to the application of a “New Concept Development” for new products, new services and new markets for enterprises. To reach these objectives the LUPICARP consortium includes 5 food producing SMEs, 1 lupin ingredient manufacturer and 5 RTD performers expert in product innovation, food processing, clinical nutrition, pharmacology. Efficient technology transfer will be ensured to improve the competitiveness of participating SMEs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 43 853,63
Administrative Contact
Anna Arnoldi (Prof.)

Participants (11)

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA OSPEDALE NIGUARDA CA' GRANDA
Italy
Address
Piazza Ospedale Maggiore 3
20162 Milano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Calabresi (Prof.)
HELSINGIN JA UUDENMAAN SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMÄ
Finland
Address
Stenbackinkatu 9
00029 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merja Takala (Ms.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nel Meijer-Van Der Kooi (Ms.)
HPF NUTRACEUTICS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Spezia 20
20142 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chiara Zanoni (Mrs.)
DOMINAE TRADING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 384,85
Address
Via Dell'artigianato 2/4
21040 Origgio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilma Rasotto (Ms.)
DE KORTE WEG BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 154 908,20
Address
Bolensteinsestraat 8
3603 AZ Maarssen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaap Korteweg (Mr.)
MEATLESS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 285 002,38
Address
Gebr Spykerstraat 1
4462 GJ Goes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos Hugense (Mr.)
NATURAL CRUNCH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 259 821,30
Address
Avenida Jacobo Camarero Escuela De Empresas Nave 3
18220 Alobolote
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Soler Ramos (Ms.)
ALIMENTOS FUNCIONALES Y DE ORIGEN TRADICIONAL SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 307,97
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 12
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pietro Simone Cerutti (Mr.)
TERRENA SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE
France
EU contribution
€ 7 200
Address
La Noelle
44150 Ancenis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Marquis (Mr.)
SIRAFOOD GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 132 521,67
Address
Mittelstrasse 12
49770 Dohren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rob Van Haren (Prof.)