BIOtechnology for the recovery of valuable peptides from industrial RICE by-products and production of added value ingredients for nutraceuticals, functional foods and cosmetics


The nutraceutical, functional food and cosmetic EU and worldwide markets are rapidly evolving sectors always in need to develop new classes of products. One of the most important market trends is the use of new bio-based ingredients obtained by environment-friendly extraction processes and testing methods. Of particular importance is the re-cycling and valorization of agro-food industry by-products as feedstocks for the isolation of bioactive molecules.

The BIORICE project brings together 7 partners distributed in 3 EU Member States and 1 Associated Country. In BIORICE 3 RTD Performers will make their multidisciplinary and complementary expertise in the areas of plant biotechnology, downstream processing and human tissue engineering available to 4 SMEs operating in the nutraceutical, food and cosmetic markets.  

Project Coordinator: Prof. Annalisa Tassoni
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
Dept. of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences
Telephone: +39 051 2091278

Project Management Team:
Alessandra Baccigotti
Cristina Brecciaroli

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