BASF, University California advance micro-encapsulation technology

BASF, University of California to advance micro-encapsulation technology

8:00 AM, 3rd November 2016
BASF, University of California to advance micro-encapsulation technology

FLORHAM PARK/DAVIS, US: BASF Corporation and University of California, Davis (UC Davis) entered into a cooperative research agreement to study a patent pending micro-encapsulation technology. Developed in the lab of University associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, Tina Jeoh, the technology secures and enhances the performance and delivery of active compounds for broad applications, including industrial, agriculture and cosmetics.

The technology combines multiple, energy-intensive processing steps into one industrially efficient and scalable spray-drying step. This captures active ingredients in Cross-Linked Alginate Microcapsules (CLAMs). As part of the project, the teams will tune the physical and chemical properties of the CLAMs to enhance protection and shelf-stability of biologically active compounds.

The research agreement is a result of the California Research Alliance (CARA) that BASF has formed in 2014. It unites BASF experts with researchers from widely varied science and engineering disciplines from the University of California, Berkeley, UC Davis, University of California, San Francisco, Stanford University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“With common interests at the intersection of life sciences and engineering, the UC Davis-BASF collaboration helps bring forward the commercial benefits of transitional research in these areas,” said Dushyant Pathak, associate vice chancellor for technology management and corporate relations at UC Davis.

“Innovation and sustainability are main success factors for BASF’s long-term growth. In the highly competitive innovation environments we now face, collaboration with external partners such as UC Davis is crucial. Our aim is to leverage external expertise to match current and anticipated needs,” added Michael Pcolinski, VP advanced materials and systems research at BASF.

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