A global health functional food company is seeking improved delivery forms and methods for dietary supplements, functional foods, drug therapies and alternative medicines. This could be in different forms, such as powder, tablet, soft or hard capsule, gummy, jelly or liquid.
Within these delivery forms, the company is also seeking technologies that improve absorption rate and bioavailability. This is because when the micronutrients in a dietary supplement or functional food are poorly bioavailable, it will be sub-therapeutic, resulting in the need for a higher or more frequent dosage. As a result, any significant improvement in bioavailability will result in lowering the dose or the dose frequency, thus improving the therapeutic effect.
The technology sought to improve delivery forms, methods and bioavailability should focus on the following areas: