Job Offer – Predoctoral Contract – Optimization of nanoemulsions of insecticides of botanical origin

The Institute of Research and Development in Agriculture and Food of Murcia, Spain (IMIDA) in close collaboration with the research group of High Pressure Processes from the Bioeconomy Institute of the University of Valladolid in Spain (BioEcoUVa), offer a PhD contract under the call of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and University of the Spanish […]

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Meet Seyed Mohammad Ahsaei – Visiting researcher from University of Tehran

Seyed Mohammad Ahsaei has joined to the High Pressure Processes Group (HPPG) at the University of Valladolid as a visiting researcher. He comes from Tehran University as a PhD student in Plant Protection Department. During the next months he will work in the project “Preparation of micro-nanoencapsulated essential oils from Rosmarinus officinalis and Zataria multiflora and their […]

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[Paper]: Using different natural origin carriers for development of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) solid formulations with improved antioxidant activity by PGSS-drying

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the catechin with the highest antioxidant activity present in green tea. Nevertheless, due its low bioavailability, it is necessary to develop EGCG formulations capable of improving its stability resulting in increased bioavailability and thus higher biological activity of this catechin (e.g. antioxidant activity). The purpose of this work was the formulation […]

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Efficient production of soy-bean lecithin – pluronic L64® encapsulated quercetin particles in nanometric scale using SFEE and PGSS drying processes

Quercetin occurs in various fruits, vegetables and many other food components. According to preliminary studies, it has 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 […]

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[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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