Functional Electrospun Nanostructures and Microstructures for Food and Bioengineering Applications

Project Details


The objectives of this project is to generate the scientific and technological basis to: (i) develop new nano-microcarrier systems for bioactive compounds using electrospun nano-microstructures for their immobilization, (ii) develop new nano-microdelivery systems utilizing enzyme functionality and molecular imprinted polymers for controlled delivery/release of bioactives, (iii) study the structural and functional properties of nano-microstructures (NMS) as novel components of food and bioengineered products, (iv) evaluate their bioavailability and degradation/digestion in-vitro and in-vivo.
The overall aim is to create new functional systems that have a potential usage in foods/healthy foods, as nutritional supplements, as pharmaceutical products and for a range of other bioengineering applications. The project’s ambition is also to contribute to research training in research institutes and industrial companies as well as education of industrial employees. We expect that the obtained knowledge will strengthen the Danish industry’s potential to emerging nano-microtechnologies and technologies of bioactives.
Effective start/end date01/05/201131/10/2015

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • University of Münster (Project partner)
  • Lund University (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • Fertin Pharma AS (Project partner)


  • Independent Research Fund Denmark


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