The rising popularity of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) and nutraceuticals has fuelled the need to strengthen our understanding and research in this area. Optimization and scale-up studies of extraction and concentration processes form a part of our continuing effort in producing standardized herbal extracts. The incorporation of supercritical fluid technology (SCF) in herbal extraction presents a very exciting and attractive solution for the extraction of thermo-sensitive bioactives.
Fitz Mill Blade
Supercritical Fluid Extractor
Microbiological tests are critical in the quality assurance and formulation of sterile preparations. Wound care dressings derived from natural and biodegradable polymers as well as topical gels for antimicrobial action are studied. Additionally, the efficacy of various preservatives and new sterilization methods are explored to increase their applicability in pharmaceutical and food industries.