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Tecnología sostenible y eficiente de extracción de fitoquímicos e ingredientes para el desarrollo de suplementos y alimentos funcionales

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOSG20170712004
Publicado:
20/07/2017
Caducidad:
20/07/2018
Resumen:
Una start-up singapurense especializada en ciencia y tecnología de los alimentos ha desarrollado una tecnología de extracción sostenible y eficiente a partir de secretos comerciales y su experiencia acumulada en investigación que se basa en el método de extracción "column-less" y procesamiento sin residuos para desarrollar suplementos y alimentos funcionales. El método de extracción "column-less" es una metodología de extracción líquido-líquido sin etanol que optimiza la producción de bioactivos a partir de compuestos botánicos. La empresa busca pymes o multinacionales con el fin de establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica, investigación y comercialización con asistencia técnica.


Details

Tittle:
Sustainable, efficient phytochemical extraction technology and ingredients for functional food and supplement development
Summary:
A Singapore food science technology startup has developed a sustainable -Y- efficient extraction core technology built on trade secrets and cumulated research expertise that supports Column-less extraction method and Zero-waste processing for functional food and supplement development. The startup seeks to partner SMEs of all sizes or MNEs through the following types of cooperation:
- Commercial agreement with technical assistance
- Research cooperation
- Technical cooperation
Description:
The Column-less extraction method is a liquid-to-liquid, non-ethanol base methodology that optimise yield of bioactives from botanicals. This technology that allows for a continuous cyclical production of bioactive extracts has been validated at one tonne production scale. It has demonstrated benefits of higher bioactive purity, shorter production cycle and lower production cost.

Extracted ingredients are Halal-certifiable (the extraction technology does not utilise ethanol as the extraction solvent), and therefore accessible to a higher proportion of the global population. The technology has already been used in addressing the R-Y-D needs of customers with phytochemical extraction needs.

The Zero-waste processing method uses one process to extract the volatile components of botanicals and/or food waste (e.g. okara, wet distilled grains, coffee spent etc) after the extraction of non-volatile bioactives, reaping benefit of one process, two or more products with minimal or even zero waste generation. This methodology is also able to valorise food waste materials into higher value nutritional products.

The cost efficiency of this technology could also be used to extract bioactives for drug therapeutics which price point -Y- supply is limited by the high extraction cost.

This technology addresses two market challenges:

1. The current issue of high cost of plant-based functional food and supplements - an issue that is predominately caused by the current standard of extraction, column chromatography - an extraction methodology with complex processes resulting in high energy consumption, need for repeated distillation resulting in low solvent recovery and need for ethanol base organic acid with associated risk of toxicity and flammability.

2. The high level of food waste in the food processing industry.

The Singapore startup seeks the following types of partnerships with industry players (SMEs of all sizes or MNEs):

- Commercial agreement with technical assistance
- Research cooperation
- Technical cooperation
Advantages and Innovations:
This Column-less liquid to liquid, non ethanol base extraction technology is built on the trade secrets and expertise cumulated over more than a decade of research.

The expert formulations of additives, coupled with trade secret optimized extraction parameters are the drivers behind this sustainable, high purity, low production cost extraction technology.

Potential applications include:

Food industry :
- To valorize food waste generated by the food processing industry into nutritional ingredients/products which can be marketed at higher level.

- Reducing the high cost of food waste disposal.

Food/Supplement/Pharma industry:
- Enable extraction of novel bioactives that cannot be currently extracted at acceptable price point.

- Supply of high quality, mass market cost friendly phytochemical ingredients for functional food/plant base supplements.

- Halal-certifiable functional food/ plant-based supplements open access to the more than 1.7b Muslims around the world.

Advantages/Benefits:
- Higher quality at sustainable cost compared to "State of the Art"
- Higher purity of plant extracts ingredients
- Higher production efficiency
- Higher cost effectiveness
- Larger access to more than 1.7b Muslim population
- Higher quality at sustainable cost compared to "State of the Art" -Higher purity of plant extracts ingredients
- Higher production efficiency -Higher cost effectiveness
- Larger access to more than 1.7b Muslim population
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Though the extraction technology has granted patents, its primary value lies in the trade secrets and know-how cumulated over more than a decade.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The Singapore startup seeks to partner SMEs of all sizes or MNEs.

The partner sought could be a technology provider or an industry player from the healthcare, cosmetic, pharmaceutical or food industry who is keen to explore the following types of partnerships.

i) Commercial agreement with technical assistance
The Singapore startup would provide technical assistance in offering the technology to the partner or the partner´s clients.

ii) Research cooperation agreement:
The partner can undertake joint R-Y-D with the Singapore startup to further develop it to introduce to new customers or market segments.

iii) Technical cooperation agreement
Both parties can collaborate at a technical level for the partner or partner´s clients in using this technology.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
Chinese
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
08001002 Aditivos / ingredientes alimentarios / alimentos funcionales
08001004 Procesado de alimentos
08001005 Tecnología de alimentos