A New Process for Producing Phytosterol and Lycopene Nano- and Micro-Particles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2004-33610-14450
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00347
Amount: $79,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aktiv-Dry, LLC
6060 Spine Road, Boulder, CO, 80301
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Quinn
 (303) 697-6143
 quinnbp@aol.com
Business Contact
 Robert Sievers
Phone: (303) 492-7943
Email: aktivdry@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Phytosterols and lycopene are neutraceuticals that are known antioxidants and cancer inhibitors. Unfortunately, they do not dissolve readily in body fluids and therefore present unique problems concerning their uptake by the blood stream. This project explores the ability to enhance the rate of solubility of lycopene and phytosterols by formulating tham as nano- and micro-particles.

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