Using Sodium Alginate for Microorganism Immobilization
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The customer had a need to increase production rates for their viable cells to be immobilized via encapsulation in a porous, alginate micro-bead for a food application. This micro-bead was also subsequently coated with enteric coatings for survival through the stomach.
AVEKA conducted lab research and development to perfect the formulation. formulation. Then on request from the customer, the efforts were shifted to making as narrow a particle size distribution of spherical beads only several microns in size. Using a method exclusive to AVEKA, production rates were much higher than standard drip casting methods. AVEKA employed bead-making expertise coupled with a strong partnership and project communication in order to achieve a satisfactory prototype at rates that would be superior to those previously capable.
- Material Used: Sodium Alginate
- Industry: Food
- Scale: Lab Research and Development to Large Scale Production
- Use: Bacteria Delivery System (Probiotics)