A Spanish company specialised in the commercialisation of cosmetics and functional food is focused in the exploitation of the properties of cherry under the Designation of Origin “Cherry from Valle del Jerte”. They are interested in the production of a new nutraceutical based on freeze-dried powder from cherry. The company is looking for an European company specialised in fruit lyophilisation able to deliver individual packets of cherry freeze-dried powder through services agreement.
A Spanish company was created in 2014 for the production and commercialisation of cosmetics. Since then, they have been awarded with several funds for research and development and, additionally, have invested to develop new products. Currently, the company has its own brand of shampoos and it is producing cosmetics at industrial level for both national and foreign clients.
In order to diversify its products, the company is designing a new business line for the production and commercialisation of functional food. In this sense, the company is interested in the exploitation of a new nutraceutical derived from a variety of cherry protected under the Designation of Origin “Cherry from Valle del Jerte”. The product has been patented and the company is interested in obtaining cherry freeze-dried powder from it in order to sell it in individual packets. Until now, the company has used lyophilizators at lab level for the production of the cherry cremogenate, however at present they are interested in the commercialisation at industrial level, starting from a range of 1-5 tons of cherries. For that purpose, the company is looking for an European company specialised in fruit lyophilisation able to deliver cherry freeze-dried powder in individual packets through services agreement.
- Type of partner sought: The partner sought should have high specialisation in fruit lyophilisation. Due to the fact that the active compounds to be preserve in the final product mainly have a phenolic origin, they are very vulnerable to abrupt temperature changes, air exposure and subsequent oxidation, etc. For that reason, even though lyophilisation has a higher cost, the company dismisses any other dehydration process that might cause a greater impact in the final product, such as spray drying.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: - Type of partner sought:
European company specialised in the lyophilisation of fruits at industrial level and the packaging of the final product in individual packets with opaque cover to protect the product from unspecific reactions.
- Specific area of activity of the partner:
- Task to be performed:
The partner sought should be able to produce freeze-dried powder from cherry and deliver it in individual packets.
The product, which is protected under patent, has several proven properties such as morale-booster, sleep-wake cycle regulator and antioxidant effects. Since it will be available in individual doses to be easily consumed by dissolution in water, the daily consumption of the nutraceutical would improve the life quality of consumers.
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