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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2004-33610-14705
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-00331
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2411 Winchester South, Lincoln, NE, 68512
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gustavo Larsen
 (402) 416-1811
Business Contact
 Gustavo Larsen
Title: Owner
Phone: (402) 416-1811
Research Institution
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.

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