Experts from Lorraine University have used a NanoSight tracking analysis system to characterise biomolecules for agrichemical, pharmacology and cosmetics.
The nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) platform has been used in the research project, ‘Engineering of Biomolecules’.
The study is designed to measure the stabilisation, functionalisation and targeting of active molecules such a probiotics, antibacterial peptides, phenolic antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Utilising certain vectors from marine docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the research developed new dairy matrices, phospholipids and biopolymers.
Dr Jasniewski, of the research team, stated: “we decided on NTA as it makes measurements on a particle-by-particle basis and does not need the refractive index to determine Dh.”