Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Hydrocolloid Carriers with Filler Material

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Summary of the technology

Hydrocolloid Carriers with Filler Material
Project ID : 8-2006-723

Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Improved controlled-release capsules

Category

Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Materials, Pest Control / Herbicides, Carriers / Encapsulation, Biodegradable, Hydrocolloids, Slow Release

Development Stage

Proof of concept; additional research underway

Highlights

  • Composite carriers (capsules) with improved mechanical properties
  • Inert filler material improves carrier properties and controls release rate of bioactive components
  • Controlled release of agents used in pest control, herbicides, and fertilizers; active agents in food industry
  • Preparation of carriers for embedding nutraceuticals such as vitamins, preservatives, pigments, and flavor enhancing compounds; active agents in chemical industries and biotechnology

Our Innovation

Technology has proven advantages over other sustained release formulations because varied structure of the carriers enable adjustable rate of release of active agent

Key Features

  • Capsule size tailored from 500 microns to 4 mm
  • Control of mechanical properties
  • Stable in assorted environments; shelf life for carriers (after drying) at least two years
  • Simple, low-cost preparation
  • Meets prevailing production standards in, agricultural, food, and biotechnology industries

Development Milestones

  • Proof of concept
  • Yissum seeks licensing agreements, strategic partnerships,or joint ventures for commercialization

The Opportunity

  • Potential to create new applications and markets including cosmetics, toiletries, and packaging

  • Electron micrographs of halved freeze-dried carriers. Alginate carriers
    (X350) without filler (A) and with fillers (B–F: calcium carbonate, corn starch, kaolin,
    potato starch, talc, respectively).

Project manager

Amichai Baron
VP, Head of Business Development, Agritech & Envir

Project researchers

Amos Nussinovitch
HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences
Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

Avi Gal
HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences
Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

Related keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Agro chemicals
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry and Related Products
  • Agricultural genetic engineering applications
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • agriculture
  • Plant Protection & Bio-Control

About Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Technology Transfer Office from Israel

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. Founded in 1964 to protect and commercialize the Hebrew University’s intellectual property. Ranked among the top technology transfer companies, Yissum has registered over 8,900 patents covering 2,500 inventions; has licensed out 800 technologies and has spun-off 90 companies. Products that are based on Hebrew University technologies and were commercialized by Yissum generate today over $2 Billion in annual sales.

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