Valuable biological components need to be protected from harsh conditions during processing. FeyeCon develops mild processing which encapsulates your valuable material. The encapsulation process can provide protection for materials that are sensitive to light, oxygen, temperature and humidity. It also serves as a method for controled release of an active component and taste masking.
Encapsulation / micronization and drying can occur in a single step. The encapsulated material is typically prepared from a solution, emulsion, suspension or melt of the active compound and the coating material, which is subsequently sprayed into a pressurized CO2 vessel. Fine powers with adjustable characteristics (<1 - 50 micrometers) can be produced based on the temperature, pressure, flow rates and spraying configuration. The process is anticipated to be applicable to many matrix materials, including sugar glasses, (bio)polymers, fats or waxes.
FeyeCon has several sets of text equipment for product and process development available. Pilot facilities are available for use in food applications, e.g. text panels, or pharmaceutical applications, e.g. pre-clinical or clinical studies. Our GMP facilities regularly undergo internal and external auditing to ensure compliance and assess efficiency.
Research systems at 1L, 4L, 10L and 25L scale have been developed for a variety of projects and customers in the food, pharmaceutical and other process industries.
Encapsulation technology is applicable in a variety of fields, with their biggest applicability found in the food and pharmaceutical industries. A wide variety of bioactive substances can be protected using carbon dioxide technology, including proteins, peptides, vaccines, hormones and alkaloids. Furthermore functional oils/lipids, flavors, fragrances, nutraceuticals and coloring agents are also applicable. Bacterial inactivation and sterilization are also possible.