The technology covers a range of different formulations designed to protect living biological materials during storage in order to maintain biological activities. The formulations contain simple organic compounds such as xanthan gums and other binding agents and can be customised for a range of biological materials. The formulations are also amenable to use as powders films or coatings. They have been trialed with a range of biological agents from fungi to probiotics.
AgResearch is looking for partners who have an interest in new formulation technologies for application with biological materials. They are interested in licensing, development or collaboration opportunities.
Protected by patent, several patent applications exist covering different aspect of this technology platform.
Proof of Concept - Early prototype built