Analysis of Food Bioactives


Analysis of Food Bioactives


Food Bioactives, particularly plant-based bioactives, are the focus of intense research with regards to their beneficial health properties.
 
Utilising the knowledge and expertise of Quadram Institute’s scientists and researchers we are able to determine the levels of bioactives, such as polyphenols and anthocyanins, in raw materials such as fruit and vegetables. A typical project may include;

  • Determine the presence of potential bioactives in new food materials, or products/materials produced in different conditions.
  • Analysis of bioactives in human samples post adminstration.
  • Aid in idetification of biomarkers with regards to health claims.
Projects range from short-term analyses to determine levels in products to longer term projects elucidating the absorption of bioactives in humans.

To take a look at one of our previous projects looking at the absorption of bioactives in human serum, click here.

For more information on these services please go to our contact us page.

Bespoke Scientific Research

Including food science and innovation, gut health (inc. microbiome) and microbes in the food chain.

Clostridium botulinum challenge testing

QIB Extra tests for toxin types B and E as these are the common toxins associated with chilled food products however tests for other botulinum toxins are also available.

DNA Sequencing

Our DNA sequencing service utilises Short- and Long-Read technologies for comprehensive genomic analysis, offering expert guidance in experimental design, data interpretation, and strategic planning.

TraDIS-Xpress

TraDIS-Xpress is a high-resolution, whole-genome assay that identifies novel mechanisms of triclosan action and resistance.

Food Safety - Microbiology

QIB Extra offers a rapid, confidential and cost-effective way to address your microbiological needs.

Consultancy

Tap into the expertise of Quadram Institute Bioscience Research Group Leaders through QIB Extra.

Food Quality / Nutritional Analysis

QIB Extra can help your business in all aspects of food quality; shelf-life, authenticity, texture analysis and product consistency.

Facilities and Equipment

The Quadram Institute building contains a range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a clinical research facility and Level 3 laboratory (CL3). 

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) provides a range of yeast related services for the brewing and baking industry and academic researchers. 

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

Nutritional Information Solutions provides a cost effective service to calculate front and back of pack food labelling for food producers.  

Applied Contract Research and Analytical Services for Industry

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