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Aloe vera - maximising yield of effective compounds and development of cosmetic products with standardised content of these compounds

Objective

Natural substances and plant extracts are increasingly important components in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry as well as in the wellness sector thanks to its inherent characteristics and their high acceptance among the consumers. Therefore, the market share of natural products has been growing very fast, and for instance plant based drugs represent today a market share of approx. 30 % of Pharmaceuticals. Aloe vera is benefiting of this demand on natural ingredients thanks to its unique healing an d nutritional characteristics: The Aloe vera leaf contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins and works effectively against sunburn and UV irradiation.

However, up to now no objective method f or quality demonstration and assessment of Aloe Vera has been established, which affects the competitiveness of European producers since they can only compete against imported raw material through offering a higher quality product. The companies of the consortium consider that an European project is the best mean to perform the necessary study and development to establish the regulations and standards that will guaranty their permanence in market keeping to their current product quality.

The AMAY project ai ms at obtaining:
- Exchange of best practises for plantations (maximising yield) regarding soil quality, cultivation methods, plant cultivars
- Isolation and Quantification of Aloverose by NMR (irregularly acetylated polymer of Mannose)
- Development and testing of new products with standardised content of effective compound

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Coordinator

SANTAVERDE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR NATURPRODUKTE MBH
Address
Klärchenstrasse, 11
Hamburg
Germany

Participants (11)

ALFAVERDE PRODUCTOS NATURALES S.L.
Spain
Address
C/ Gaudí N° 25, Polígono Industrial José Martín Méndez
Estepona
GRADIENS TERMÉKFEJLESZTÓ KFT.
Hungary
Address
Gizella Str. 42
Budapest
PIANTE FARO
Italy
Address
Via Provinciale Per Riposto, 184
Carrubba Di Riposto
PLANT SCIENCE SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Heerstr. 49
Westerkappeln
POULIMENOS CACTI
Greece
Address

Kapandriti
QUIVERA COSMÉTICOS S.L.
Spain
Address
Saavedra Fajardo, N°3
Fuente Alamo
SPECTRAL SERVICE GMBH
Germany
Address
Vogelsanger Str. 250
Köln
STATNI ZDRAVOTNI USTAV
Czechia
Address
Srobarova 48
Prague 10
TELA GMBH
Germany
Address
Fischkai 1
Bremerhaven
TOPORIINA OY
Finland
Address
Ukkohauentie 11-13 A.
Espoo
VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
Germany
Address
An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven