Innovative sustainable encapsulation systems  for improving human health and well-being

Who we are 

ENCAP4HEALTH partly builds on a decade of networking, training and collaboration within the largest international network for bioencapsulation: the non-profit association Bioencapsulation Research Group. The competencies of the individual project partners cover the whole value chain from raw material supply to food formulation and evaluation of the functionality of encapsulated bioactives.

  • Technische Universität BerlinThe internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin activities focus on building a distinctive profile, exceptional performance in research and teaching, excellent qualifications for graduates and a forward-looking administration. Strong regional, national and international networking partnerships with science and industry are an important aspect in this regard.
  • University Medical Center GroningenThe University Medical Centre Groningen is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands with almost 10.000 employees and more than 31.000 patient admissions per year. Major research programs at UMCG are focused on chronic diseases in relation to ageing. A major focus is on gastrointestinal health, food and physiology in relation to healthy ageing.
  • TEAGASCthe Agriculture and Food Development Authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bioeconomy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability. The TEAGASC Food Programme is internationally competitive from a scientific point of view while being targeted and applied to generate new opportunities for the Irish food industry with a strong emphasis on technology transfer. 
  • AnaBio Technologies Ltd.: an innovative Irish SME providing encapsulation expertise and commercial contract manufacture for the stabilisation of food, pharmaceutical and animal health products. The mission of AnaBio is to develop, validate, commercialise and license “DHL” ingredient delivery systems for food, feed and pharmaceutical companies. 
  • Loughborough University: a world renowned for the high calibre of its research. Chemical Engineering at LU is well known for its expertise in Particle Technology and in recent years this has evolved into nano- and micro- engineering of particles and materials, with regard to their manufacture, formulation and dispersion.
  • Micropore TechnologiesEstablished over ten years ago as a high-technology spin-out of Loughborough University in the UK (that controls a 24%), Micropore Technologies is a solutions provider for specialist particles and emulsion manufacturing based on its membrane-based emulsification processes.
  • EncapProcess: a start-up devoted to microencapsulation processes, build up to fill the gap between academic research and industrial production, as well that helping industries to re-evaluate their production plants, leading to optimized processes, more reliable, with a better control, while reducing cost, manpower and more ecological production. 
  • CP Kelco ApSproduces and sells hydrocolloids, ie., water-soluble polymers that stem from living organisms. This includes pectin, carrageenan, locust bean gum, xanthan, gellan, and carboxy methyl cellulose. The products are used mostly for food and pharmaceuticals. CP Kelco is the globally largest producer of the products pectin, xanthan and gellan. 
  • Symrise AG: develops, produces and sells fragrances and flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients and solutions that enhance the sensory properties and nutrition of various products. With sales of more than € 3.15 billion in 2018, Symrise is among the global leaders in the market for flavors and fragrances. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America. 
  • Instituto Nacional de Technología Industrial: INTI promotes the generation and transfer of technological innovation to industry. Controlled Release Systems Laboratory is specialized in the design of innovative micro/nanoencapsulated systems focus on scalable processes.
  • Universidad de la FronteraThe National Centre “Scientific and Technological Bio-resource Nucleus created by UFRO, aims to develop innovative products and bio-processes transferrable to industrial partners. 
  • Saporiti SA: Saporiti Group provides ingredients, flavours and solutions for the food and beverage industry in a biosecurity framework. Saporiti is divided in four divisions: flavours, colour, functionality and nutrition.  It has subsidiaries throughout Latin America proving a wide experience in Latin American market of the food and beverage industry.