Liposome Encapsulation of Vitamins to Enhance Storage Properties of Space-Bound Food

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CE87P
Agency Tracking Number: 114425
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: X15.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127, Torrance, CA, 90505-5245
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Linden Bolisay
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 530-2011
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Title: President
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Research Institution
InnoSense LLC (ISL) proposes to develop a nanoparticle encapsulation systems for water- and fat-soluble vitamins (VitaCap?) to increase shelf life up to five years for long duration space missions. This encapsulation technology would preserve/enhance the nutrient content of space foods by increasing the amount of bio-active vitamins delivered into the body. Ensuring adequate nutrition that is adapted to these physiological conditions in space, adds a new dimension to the challenges of planned long duration human spaceflight missions beyond low earth orbit (LEO). Phase I feasibility studies are expected to demonstrate that encapsulated vitamins do not degrade and the proposed encapsulation materials do not allow diffusion of the vitamin under processing and storage conditions. It would also be established that bioactive vitamins are released under digestion conditions.

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