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:
- 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.
- 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.