Aptar CSP’s latest innovations focus on stability solutions for powder-based and oil-based probiotics, at booth J60, May 9-11
Aptar CSP Technologies, part of AptarGroup and a leader in active material science solutions to ensure product protection, extend shelf life and improve patient experiences, will preview two new technology innovations for the probiotics market at VitaFoods Europe, Booth J60, May 9-11 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Leveraging over 20 years of active material science expertise and building on its reputation as the go-to solution for probiotic protection, Aptar CSP’s latest innovations focus on stability solutions for powder-based and oil-based probiotics.
Avanti is a novel technology to address the probiotic mixology market, integrating Aptar CSP’s proprietary Activ-Polymer™ platform technology as an internal molded part inside a bottle cap containing dry powder probiotics. The cap separates the powder from the water until the user activates the cap with a push to disperse the powder into a traditional water bottle (Figure 1). The active material molded into the cap protects the probiotic powder against moisture and other environmental conditions that can impact potency and shelf life.
The probiotic market has been growing at a rate significantly outpacing projections since 2020
For oil-based probiotics, Aptar CSP will preview its NEO technology, a first of its kind material science solution that is fully submerged in oil to create a customised microclimate to adsorb latent moisture. This innovation builds on the company’s Activ-Film™ technology, which has been a marketed solution for oil-based probiotics for more than 10 years. Delivered as a small sphere molded from a unique Activ-Polymer™ formulation, NEO offers increased moisture absorption capacity relative to the Activ-Film solution and can help mix the ingredients upon shaking (Figure 2). This solution ensures optimal probiotic stability without impacting user experience.
“The probiotic market has been growing at a rate significantly outpacing projections since 2020, and manufacturers are looking at ways to differentiate and compete in this growing market, including offering alternate methods of delivering probiotics to consumers,” said Badre Hammond, VP Global Commercial Operations GM, APAC. “We developed Avanti and NEO to give manufacturers more tools to deliver innovative strains in different formats so they can grow their business.”
Also at the VitaFoods show, Billy Abrams, Vice President of Business Development for Aptar CSP Technologies, will give a presentation titled “Optimising Probiotic Formulations: Use of Active Packaging to Minimise Overages, Reduce Costs, and Improve Margins.”
The presentation will occur live at the event on May 10 at 2:30 pm CEST, and will also be available to pre-registered attendees on-demand on the Vitafoods event platform.