Technology

The plant kingdom is very rich in species and varieties. Each of them is the result of the evolution of millions of years and has the characteristic of producing peculiar secondary metabolites, pharmacologically active, in response to specific environmental stimuli. Many plants have been used since ancient times as a medicine and all living beings, including plant organisms, are made up of cells within which the active ingredients that ABR extracts and purifies are synthesized and which are used in nutraceutical and nutricosmetic formulations.

Traditionally, these natural active ingredients are obtained through their extraction from whole plants, or parts of plants, grown outdoors or in greenhouses. These production methods, in most cases, are influenced by climatic variations and adverse factors such as attacks on plants by insects, parasites, viruses and bacteria, and determine very significant fluctuations in the quality and quantity of the active ingredients collected. Furthermore, for some plants, extensive cultivation is simply not feasible, especially for uneconomic reasons.

Plant cell culture is the technique of choice for obtaining high quality, standardized and high yield active ingredients in a completely controlled environment, also avoiding the use of pollutants and toxic agents such as pesticides and fertilizers.

What advantages does ABR technology offer compared to a classic agricultural cultivation?

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High sustainability and saving of water resources, of cultivated area and energy.

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Independence of production yield from weather dynamics.

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Complete traceability of the process and of the finished products.

 

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Extraction of pure active ingredients without contaminants of any kind.

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Industrial scaling-up, flexibility and production standardization.

Highlights

  • Standardized process
  • Possibility of using rare or protected species
  • High title product of the botanical active of interest
  • Flexible system for variations in demand

Production sequence

Identification of a plant recognized for its content of rare and effective active molecules.

Identification of a plant recognized for its content of rare and effective active molecules.

Induction of cell proliferation and induction of calluses.

After the selection of the most efficient cell population, among the calluses, the production of the active molecules is amplified in sterile and highly controlled high volume bioreactors.

Extraction of water from biomass, purification and freeze-drying of the active ingredients.

Final extract, titled in actives.

Finished and vacuum-packed ingredient for a shelf life of over 3 years.