CARTIF PROJECTS

DINAMO

Development of nanoencapsules for food use

Description

Development and validation of production technologies of nanoencapsules and nanostructures of active molecules with functional properties for food use.
Evaluation of encapsulation options of bioactive peptides. Selection of model substances and application of the nanoencapsules obtained in the formulation of dairy and baked foods.
Actions aimed at characterizing properties: Development of analytical techniques for characterization on a nanometric scale (SEM scanning electron microscopy, zeta potential measurement and particle size distribution). Obtaining in vitro toxicity test based on developing embryos of zebrafish.

 

 

Objectives

  • Development of nanoencapsulated techniques.
  • Characterization and analysis of industrial viability of the nanoencapsules obtained.
  • Evaluation of aspects related to food safety and health.

Actions

  • Preparation of microparticles with active ingredients.
  • Physical-chemical characterization of the microparticles.
  • Evaluation of efficiency methods in encapsulation.
  • Studies of active ingredients release.
  • Evaluation of the behavior of microparticles in different conditions.  
  • Addition of microparticles into a food product and study of their behavior.

Expected results

  • Define forms of team work aimed at strengthening collaboration between centers.
  • Expand the lines of research in the field of food development and nanotechnology.
  • Evaluate the behavior of the chosen substances and the encapsulation.
  • Establish the bases and approach strategies for the development of processes tailored or adapted to the product when applying nanotechnology in food.

Partners:

National Programme of Consortium Projects

Subprogramme: Basic Research– Technologic Centres 2008.

Total budget: 970.161 €
Contribution: 237.648 €
Duration: 208-2011

Team

Mª Luisa Mussons

Division of Agrifood and Processes

marmus@cartif.es

Networking

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