Great updates are brewing from the UP4HEALTH project, where innovation meets sustainability in the pursuit of healthier living. Today, let's dive into the delicate dance of taste, texture, and nutrition as we navigate the world of ingredient validation. In UP4HEALTH, we're on a mission to revolutionize the way we view food by-products. Picture this: a
The 6th General Assembly of the Up4Health project took place in Braganza last July 5th. The day before, on July 4th, the consortium had the fantastic opportunity to visit the facilities of the Instituto Politécnico de Braganza (IPB), setting the stage for a productive meeting. The IPB visit on July 4th allowed participants to
The Up4Health project focuses on developing a sustainable and cost-effective production process for upcycling olive, grape, and nut by-products into four natural and healthy ingredients suitable for nutraceutical and cosmetic applications. CTA´s primary task is to eco-design the biorefinery that optimizes and evaluates various scale-up strategies. To achieve this, a multi-objective optimization (MOO) approach is being employed.
Amerex’s innovative biotechnology solutions: extending shelf life and enhancing food safety with natural extracts
Amerex is a biotechnology company with 40 years of history that manufactures clean label solutions based on microbiology to increase shelf life and food safety in different food sectors. In addition, these products are suitable for use in vegans and allergen-free. Amerex's participation in the Up4heatlh project seeks to take advantage of the polyphenols extracted
Welcome to a captivating journey inside Isanatur, the principal coordinator of the groundbreaking Up4Health project. In this immersive video, we invite you to witness the incredible work and remarkable facilities that make Isanatur a driving force in promoting sustainability. click here to see the full video!
Paz Otero (project manager of UP4HEALTH at UVigo), Miguel Ángel Prieto (Ramón y Cajal researcher), and Franklin Chamorro (Ph.D. student at the Agro-Environmental and Food Research Group at the University of Vigo) have been working on an ambitious project since 2021 focused on valorizing waste generated by the grape industry (Vitis vinifera L.). These waste
From UP4HEALTH, we want to celebrate Europe Day and honor the European Union's commitment to achieving a united Europe. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, which laid the foundation for the European Union as we know it today. We would like to emphasize the importance of investing in research. Thanks
The UP4HEALTH team from Portugal's Research Center "Centro de Investigação de Montanha" is responsible for bioavailability and bioactivity studies of functional ingredients. In the video, they demonstrate how they evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of their bioactive ingredients, as well as their antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tyrosinase potential using various assays. The team also provides
Today, April 22nd is International Earth Day, a date that reminds us of the importance of caring for and protecting our planet. Oceans are filled with plastics and are becoming more acidic. Extreme heat, forest fires, floods, and other climate events have affected millions of people. Even today, we are still grappling with the consequences
ISANATUR is approaching the final year of the project with high hopes for the work that has been done so far. A lot of effort has been put into each work package to achieve the best possible ingredients. During this time, ISANATUR has successfully improved the bio-based functional ingredients to meet the expectations of