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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[Thesis]: Green processes applied to nanoparticle technology: synthesis and formulation by Víctor Martín Velasco

Dr. Víctor Martín Velasco defended his thesis on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at the University of Valladolid. Nowadays, nanoparticle technology is investigated for being applied in a lot of fields, for example, in catalysis, materials, electronics and biomedicine, one of the most promising. This versatility is because of their properties associated to their size and morphology, such as surface […]

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11th European Researchers’ Night

Some researchers from the High Pressure Processes group of the University of Valladolid have participated in the European Researchers’ Night which took place in the Museo de la Ciencia of Valladolid last October 30th. The objective of this activity is to bring the society closer to the different researches that are carried out in the […]

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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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Green synthesis of copper nanoparticles

Nowadays nanoparticle technology is very important in a lot of knowledge fields like biomedicine, electronics, catalysis, food industry… In order to prepare this nanoparticles chemical reduction in wet medium is the most used method, this method involves toxic compounds as solvent, reducing and capping agents. To avoid the use of these substances a green method […]

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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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