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Novel flow focusing technology to produce microencapsulated probiotic bacteria for the food sector

Objective

Functional foods are designed to provide a specific and beneficial physiological effect on health and/or well-being beyond the provision of simple nutrients. With the current focus on disease prevention, the functional products market potential is enormous. Probiotic foods, containing health-promoting bacteria, are the most important and well-known group of functional foods. Commonly used probiotic bacteria belong to species normally living in the intestinal tract.

However, illness, poor diet, stress, ageing, infections and the use of antibiotics and other medicines can destroy the balance between these beneficial species and other undesirable or pathogenic bacterial strains, which can then occupy the free niche. Against this, a regular intake of probiotic bacteria has been claimed to deliver health benefits such as strengthened immune system, reduced colon cancer risk, lowered cholesterol levels, prevention of diarrhoea, etc.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
Address
An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven
Germany

Participants (10)

CONFIPACK SA
Spain
Address
Pol. Ind. Sesrovires C/narcis Monturiol Nâ°.2
Sant Esteve Sesrovires
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
INGENIATRICS TECNOLOGIAS S.L.
Spain
Address
Avda. Americo Vespucio 5-E, 1 Planta, Modulo 12
Sevilla
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
Lund
MEIEREI GENOSSENSHAFT E.G. LANGENHORN
Germany
Address
Bahnweg 1
Langenhorn
MICAP GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Fischkai 1
Bremerhaven
NEWMARKET CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERIES LTD
Ireland
Address
Newmarket
Newmarket, Co.cork
PROBI A.B.
Sweden
Address
Soelvegatan 41
Lund
SUNNYLAND DISTRIBUTION NV/SA
Belgium
Address
Allee Du Cloitre 7
Bruxelles
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Address
C/ San Fernando 4
Sevilla