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OLEAF4VALUE partners: meet IMR!

Por |2023-06-05T09:18:59+00:00junio 5th, 2023|News, Project activity|

At the Institute of Marine Research, experts in nutrition and fish health are investigating whether extracts from olive leaves can modulate resilience to viral diseases. The hypothesis is that by including olive leaf extracts in the salmon diet, the fish become less sick when infected with a virus. Finding ways that can contribute to

Mibelle Explores Liposomal Applications in the OLEAF4VALUE Project

Por |2023-05-29T07:59:09+00:00mayo 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|

We are at Mibelle involved in the Oleaf4Value project in possible encapsulations and formulations of the different extracts, focusing in the generation for liposomes towards market applications.A liposome is a small vesicle composed of a lipid double layer. It is formed through a process called self-assembly, where the lipids arrange themselves in a specific manner

MLU is screening the bioactivity of olive leaf extracts using a small model organism

Por |2023-03-31T09:09:10+00:00marzo 31st, 2023|Project activity|

The MLU uses the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (figure 1) as a simple and well-established model organism to analyze the bioactivity of olive leaf extracts. The different extracts generated in the OLEAF4VALUE project (figure 2) have to be investigated concerning possible beneficial effects (high „bioactivity“) to find new innovative applications, e.g. in pharmaceutical

Meet the GEN4OLIVE project!

Por |2023-03-28T07:57:35+00:00marzo 24th, 2023|EU Projects network|

Problems related to biodiversity loss are seriously affecting the olive sector, one of the most important cultivars from a cultural and economic point of view. Emerging diseases and climate change effects daily threaten this sector. The last dry seasons have caused the decrease of olive oil production up to 57 %. The genetic erosion

Olives, the source of “liquid gold,” offer more riches to unlock

Por |2023-02-27T13:00:32+00:00febrero 27th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Companies are finding promising ways to use the nutrient-filled residue from olive-oil production. Olive oil is a multibillion-euro global business and Manuel Román is determined to create an even bigger market from the sacred ancient fruit. Román is co-founder of ISANATUR, a Spanish company that has built a refinery able to turn every part

NIZO: progress update on the health benefit substantiation of olive leaf extracts

Por |2023-02-27T09:01:19+00:00febrero 27th, 2023|Uncategorized|

At NIZO we have been working on the optimization of our in vitro technologies for the assessment of potential health benefits of plant extracts. In parallel, a small number of olive leaf extracts and pure polyphenols have already been tested. We applied our Gut Health Discovery Platform (GHDP), starting with fecal batch fermentations in

UNIFI shares insights regarding O4V’s advancements

Por |2023-01-31T10:37:20+00:00enero 31st, 2023|News, Project activity|

The pharmaceutical technique research group of University of Florence (UNIFI) developed different nanocarriers (microemulsions, solid dispersions and polymeric micelles) to enhance solubility, permeability and pharmaceutical properties of oleanolic acid (OA), a triterpene enriched extract (TTPs ext) and an oleuropein extract (OLE) (Figure 1). All these formulations were tested in terms of water solubility, storage

Meet the Model2Bio project!

Por |2023-03-24T09:28:54+00:00enero 12th, 2023|EU Projects network|

A new EU project, Model2Bio, is set to develop a pioneering tool to predicts bio-based residual streams generated in the agri-food industry and to identify best routes for reusing this waste. The tool will be tested and validated for sectors such as meat, vegetables, dairy and alcoholic beverages in Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Greece.

ARQUEBIO: Biotransformation of Oleanolic Acid by Absidia Cylindrospora

Por |2022-12-28T16:45:16+00:00diciembre 28th, 2022|Project activity|

In Arquebio, we’ve been testing different strains of fungi for their innate ability to produce valuable derivatives of oleanolic acid. Fungi possess a unique ability to generate hydroxylated derivatives of triterpene-related molecules, among other interesting interactions. Recently, we discovered that the fungi Absidia cylindrospora transforms oleanolic acid into a variety of unidentified compounds, some

World Olive Tree Day 2022: Olive harvesting in Slovenia

Por |2022-11-28T15:02:09+00:00noviembre 28th, 2022|News|

The past few months saw the annual olive harvesting spree. The endeavour starts at slow pace only to quickly escalate into a frenzy of overburdened farmers who generally call upon the strength of the whole family to get the job done. Most employ every possible hand at their disposal which means that many will concentrate

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