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First scalable food-grade technology for the direct extraction and purification of miRNAs-rich extracts from plants

Project description

Move over vitamins and supplements and make way for extracts of small RNA pieces

We know we should get plenty of fruits and vegetables into our daily diets. We know about vitamins and minerals, and about fiber, and even the value of a colourful plate. However, most of us do not know about the microRNAs (miRNAs) in those fruits and vegetables that are largely responsible for their anti-inflammatory and general disease-preventing properties. The EU-funded project Mirnagreen, coordinated by the company of the same name, has developed proprietary technology to extract miRNAs from food biowaste and deliver a high-quality all-natural product. Targeting the nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals sectors first, Mirnagreen technology will enable creation of a circular economy that valorises outputs all along the food chain.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/endocrinology/diabetes
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/pets
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/rna
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit growing
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/coronavirus
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/vegetable growing
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Via Allessandro Volta 13/A
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000