[Paper]: Production of water soluble quercetin formulations by pressurized ethyl acetate-in-water emulsion technique

Quercetin is a strong antioxidant flavonoid with several bioactive properties such as anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic activities, becoming an interesting compound to be incorporated into pharmaceutical, cosmetic or food products. However, these applications are limited by the low bioavailability of this flavonoid. Quercetin is poorly soluble in aqueous media, such as gastrointestinal fluids, being also degraded […]

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Production of encapsulated quercetin particles in sub-micrometric scale

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid with a strong antioxidant-, antiviral-, antibacterial-, antihistaminic-and anti-inflammatory effect. Due to these properties, quercetin is a highly promising material against a wide variety of diseases, including cancer. A major limitation for the clinical application of quercetin is its low bioavailability that makes it necessary to administe in high doses (50 mg/kg). […]

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[Job Position] Postdoctoral Research Position opened – 12 months

Postdoctoral Research Position at iBET In transfer of knowledge in process and products development on extraction and formulation intensification processes for natural actives of wine. The position is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Industrial and Academia Partnership and Pathway (IAPP) PIAP-GA-2013-612208, project WineSense. Deadline:   16th January 2015 or till the […]

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[Award] CFS – Jerry King Poster Award: Encapsulation of fungicide to enhance its penetration through the cell wall of the fungi

One of our PhD students, Marta Salgado, won the Jerry King Poster Award to the best poster presented by a graduate student, sponsored by Critical Fluid Symposia, in the recent 14th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids. All presented posters were evaluated by the Poster Judging Committee, chaired by Jerry King and composed of members of […]

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[Job Position] Postdoctoral Research Position opened – 24 months

In transfer of knowledge in process and products development on Extraction and formulation intensification processes for natural actives of wine. The position is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Industrial and Academia Partnership and Pathway (IAPP) PIAP-GA-2013-612208, project WineSense. Deadline:   April 7th, 2014 – EURAXESS: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33909687 – OPEUVA: http://funge.uva.es/area-innovacion/winesense/ – HPP: […]

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