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Bioactive dietary supplements from milk/eggs processing by-products&beekeeping materials for people with special needs.

Organicbioactiv aims to add value to some by products resulted from milk and poultry egg industry and to also use undervalued beekeeping products for obtaining of innovative dietary supplements,products for external use and feed additives and up-graded in marketable products

The project aims to add value to some by products resulted from milk and poultry egg industry and to also use undervalued beekeeping products with health benefits for the obtaining, in environmentally friendly ways, of new innovative products: multi-protein and multi-mineral dietary supplements based on proteins and minerals from whey, egg shell and beekeeping products, suited for people with special needs (children, elderly, sportsmen), formulated as effervescent tablets, capsules, pills, powders, drinks, bars; products for external use (ointments, solutions, gels) with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Milk and poultry egg industries face the problem of the disposal of their by-products (cheese whey, unmarketable cracked/broken eggs), with severe environmental impact. The idea is to reduce the large amount of these biowastes and upgrading them in marketable dietary supplements, related to their nutritional and functional properties. Whey is a by-product of cheese industry and contains lactose, high-quality proteins (α-, β-, γ- lactoglobulin, α-lactalbumin, immunoglobulins), enzymes (peroxidase), lysozime, transferrine, mineral salts, vitamins and poly-vitamins complexes. Egg shell contain almost all valuable minerals: Ca carbonate, Mg carbonate, Ca phosphate. The membrane of shell is composed of glycoproteins (type I, V and X collagen), bacteriolytic enzymes (lysozyme), hyaluronic acid, amino acids (lysine, proline, alanine, cysteine, phenylalanine). Regarding the beehive products, other than honey (propolis, royal jelly, pollen, wax cappings, beewax, virgin wax), they are chemically complex containing: polyphenols, flavonoids (propolis); amino acids, vitamins, minerals (pollen); peptides, phospholipids, vitamins (royal jelly); enzymes (wax capping). Whey protein and protein fractions, egg shell minerals, especially organic Ca, and hydrolyzed egg shell membrane together with beekeeping products will be integrated in dietary supplements and products for external use to deliver health benefits. The proposed products will be test „in vivo”, pre-clinical/clinical, using adequate bio-base, including SPF birds (specific pathogen free). Slovenian partner will realize innovative feed mixtures for layer hens (eggs production) and broilers chicken (chicken meat production) based on bioactive compounds from whey, egg shell. The complex sources of bioactive compounds will be systemically approached, in a coherent way based on chemical and functional analysis. The products will be balanced formulated and easily assimilated economic-financial allowing reasonable prices and addressed both to people with special needs and the ones under medical treatment without influence their medication. Value added and need of this cooperation is very evident. This project strengthens the cooperation between participating countries, Romania's contribution representing an evidence of our value added in the EU, through a proposal that benefits both people and the environment and integrate us in international efforts to deal with challenges of society. Development of this project valorizes opportunities in the dairy, egg and beekeeping sector in Romania and Slovenia, the solutions being tackled jointly and applicable in both countries. The project focuses on innovative solutions that generate direct benefits for members of the consortium, local economy and environment in both countries: risk-sharing and economies of scale; mobilizing and optimally used public and private investment; contribute to the commercialization and diffusion of innovations across the single European market; focusing on objectives and activities that can not be achieved individually by SME; increase the quality and capacity of Romanian research, better visibility and international recognition; increase of economic and industrial competitiveness. This partnership, through networking activities, creates a link between science and practice to achieve the synergies and added value at EU level. Partnership is balanced, motivated and has similar goals and needs, all of which will enhance its long-term cooperation
Acronym: 
ORGANICBIOACTIV
Project ID: 
11 141
Start date: 
01-03-2018
Project Duration: 
36months
Project costs: 
1 240 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Waste Management technology
Market Area: 

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.