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Biobased delivery systems aimed at probiotics – University of Copenhagen


WP2: Biobased delivery systems aimed at probiotics

In WP2 four different approaches to making microcapsules for delivery of living probiotics to the intestical mucosa will be employed.


WP2.1: fabrication and characterization of polymer-based capsules for probiotics (Federico Amadei, University of Heidelberg, Germany)


Synthesis of polyalginate/chitosan particles via emulsification and specifically interfacial polymerization for obtaining responsive properties of the particle.

WP2.2: Encapsulation of probiotics within polymer beads-templated hierarchical silica (Fernanda B. Haffner, University of Lorraine, France)


Encapsulation of probiotic bacteria into meso-macroporous lipid coated silica microparticles using stimuli responsive polymer beads as macropore template and bacteria carrier.

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WP2.3: Cellulose based hydrogels for probiotic encapsulation (Poonam Singh, University of Coimbra, Portugal)

  • Design and preparation of hydrogels based on molecular and nanocrystalline cellulose.
  • Bacteria incorporation in cellulose hydrogels and delivery, including triggered release at neutral pH.

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WP2.4: Coatings for individual and self-assembled probiotics (Cigdem Yücel Falco, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)


  • Develop poly-saccharide based coatings that resist gastric digestion and let to release in the gut.
  • Develop methods for self-assembly of bacterial cells into hierarchical structures.

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