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Nanoparticle Matrix for Delivery of Natural Bioactive Components

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, LA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology is a method to synthesize polymer matrices that entrap bioactive compounds such as lutein. Lutein can come from sources like yellow flowers and corn. The matrix has tunable properties that can greatly enhance the stability of entrapped compounds that can be used as antioxidants.

Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This invention allows for improved delivery of bioactive ingredients with superior antioxidant activity. The bioactives can be natural products, including products derived from plant sources. The application of this technology is expansive, useful for the development of supplements and pharmaceuticals.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 328

Website: www.lsuagcenter.com/intellectual

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This invention is sponsored by grants from the USDA and NSF.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners