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

Project description

Encapsulated functional foods with longer life at lesser expense

Functional foods provide health benefits beyond the provision of essential nutrients. They are massively consumed with a generated revenue anticipated to grow by 50 % through 2022. Most of the bioactive ingredients in these are highly vulnerable, marking a serious challenge for assuring their integrity and bioavailability. To protect them, most are usually encapsulated, entailing high production costs. The EU-funded project CAPSULTEK provides an innovative technology called electrospraying assisted by pressurised gas, which encapsulate any kind of molecule, enhancing its stability and extending its shelf-life. First-line food companies have already expressed interest in it, foreseeing an EUR 8 million profit by the fifth year of its commercialisation.

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Net EU contribution
€ 689 543,75
Calle Algepser 65 Puerta 3
46980 Paterna

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 295 518,75