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SBIR Phase II: Nano- and Micro-Encapsulation of Food Additives

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62020
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00331
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LNKCHEMSOLUTIONS
4701 INNOVATION DRIVE LINCOLN, NE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: Nano- and Micro-Encapsulation of Food Additives
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-14705
Award Amount: $296,000.00
 

Abstract:

Micro- and nano-encapsulation (one nanometer = 0.000000001 meter) of food additives is an active R&D area. The release characteristics and protective properties of the encapsulant need to be tailored to specific industrial needs on a case-by-case basis. Nanotechnoly strategies as the one proposed in this study, have the potential to fulfill these industrial needs. The development of new strategies for controlled and timed release of nutraceuticals is the main purpose of this research effort. In an ever-increasing health conscious population, nutraceuticals are appealing additives for food products with an apparent health benefit. These substances are often added in very small amounts, and need to be delivered in a specific way (e.g., in a certain place along the digestive tract). Our research will address these issues.

Principal Investigator:

Gustavo Larsen
4024161811
lnkchemsolutions@netscape.net

Business Contact:

Gustavo Larsen
Owner
4024161811
Inkchemsolutions@netscape.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

LNKChemsolutions
2411 Winchester South Lincoln, NE 68512

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No