Inauguration of iBET's Technological Platform


Located at the Agrotech Campus, iBET's Technological Platform acts as an interface for the agro-food industry, developing technological processes at a semi-pilot scale, namely in the development of adequate extraction processes and efficient systems to overcome barriers to drug’s usefulness, involving particle formation (micro and nano-scale), and incorporation of the active principles in biocompatible and biodegradable matrixes.

The main activities carried out at the Platform are:

  1. Isolation of functional ingredients from several botanical sources. Efficient clean processes are optimized for the extraction of natural high added-value products (antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative compounds (cancer), anti-fungal and anti-microbial agents) from solid or liquid materials.
  2. Formulation of new products by incorporation of high value natural extracts, with application in food, nutraceutical and and cosmeceutical industries. Optimization of final formulations in terms of stability/shelf-life, solubility/ bioavailability and compatibility with target final products. Encapsulation and micronization of active compounds using conventional and alternative/green techniques.