Food & Nutraceuticals

Demonstrate the Efficacy of your Food or Nutraceutical.

Functional Effects in Humans

Assessment of the functional effects of a food or nutraceutical product, through human blood biochemistry test (glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, uric acid, hemoglobin, etc…) on human volunteers before and after the treatment.

  • Human volunteers.

Functional studies in Murines

Analysis of the functionality and efficacy of a product or ingredient through quantification of physical (weight, food intake, spleen and liver weight), biochemical (glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.) and hormonals (resistin, leptin, adiponectin, etc.) parameters, after feeding mice during a determined period.

We have set up obesity models through feeding with High Fat Diet (HFD).

  • Mouse (Mus musculus).

Functional studies in Fish

Analysis of the functionality and efficacy of a product or ingredient through quantification of physical (weight, food intake, spleen and liver weight), biochemical (glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.) and hormonals (resistin, leptin, adiponectin, etc.) parameters, after feeding fish (zebra fish and medaka fish) during a determined period.

We have set up obesity models through feeding with High Fat Diet (HFD).

  • Medaka fish (Oryzias latipes).
  • Zebra fish (Danio rerio).

Enzymatic Activity: Phospholipase & Amilase

Assessment of the effects on phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity, involved in lipid metabolism, after feeding mice or fish with the product and a caloric diet, through the use of PED6. In the same way, we analyze the effects on amilase activity, involved in carbohydrates metabolism. This way, we determine the functional effects of a product on fat metabolism (phospholipase A2) and carbohydrates metabolism (PED6).

  • Mouse (Mus musculus).
  • Zebra fish (Danio rerio).
  • Medaka fish (Oryzias latipes).

Toxic Potential

We analyze the toxicological effects of a product in mice, fish (Oryzias latipes y Danio Rario) and C. elegans, through analysis of phenotypic biomarkers, microscopy and hepatotoxicity, among others.

  • Mice (Mus musculus).
  • Medaka fish (Oryzias latipes).
  • Zebra fish (Danio rerio).
  • Worm (Caenorhabditis elegans).

Regenerative Capacity

Assessment of the capacity of a specific treatment to improve endogenous regeneration in mice, through image analysis of the skin regeneration, after inducing wounds in skin surface.

  • Mouse (Mus musculus).