Nanoemulsions in Foods: A Global Multi-Client Research Initiative
San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 11, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn – GIA invites senior industry executives, domain experts, technologists and market strategists to participate in a comprehensive global research initiative studying the market for Nanoemulsions in Foods. The study will examine the key drivers and trends impacting the market such as growing demand for food with special nutrition, functional and sensory properties; developments in formulation and manufacturing of nanoemulsions and the resulting increase in its commercial use as delivery systems for bioactive compounds in health foods and functional foods; growing popularity of oil-in-water nanoemulsions; increasing R&D investments in food nanotechnology; growing concerns over possible cytotoxicity of food-grade nanoemulsions associated with small droplet sizes.
As a potent delivery system for bioactives in food, food-grade nanoemulsion represents a newly emerging technology area characterized by effervescent innovation. The market is expected to witness strong demand in the coming years led by growing use of nanoemulsions as transport vehicles for delivering nutrients in foods. Increasing demand for convenient and nutritional food products has been a key factor behind the adoption of novel technologies in the food industry. Food nanotechnology in this regard is playing a pivotal role in transforming the food processing sector. Defined as being kinetically stable with short-term stability, Nanoemulsion takes emulsions to the sub 100nm size range. The incorporation of bioactive compounds at nano or sub-micron scales enhances their solubility, and stability while protecting them against degradation, thereby ensuring their delivery to intended tissues and cells as well as increasing their bioavailability by extending their gastrointestinal retention time.
Key benefits of food-grade nanoemulsions driving its adoption include ability to improve the appeal of food in terms of flavor and texture, reduced production costs, longer shelf-life of foods, improved and targeted nutritional quality of food, superior nanoparticle induced bioavailability and absorption of nutrients, and ability to develop specialized foods for specific demographic clusters like the elderly. With competition intensifying in the food industry, food-grade nanoemulsions provide manufacturers a platform for product differentiation and an opportunity to shore up sales. The trend towards individualism in food preferences is additionally driving the business case for mass customization and personalization of food products.
Despite the numerous advantages of nanoemulsion as a transport vehicle for delivery of hydrophobic ingredients such as oil-soluble flavors, preservatives, vitamins, colors, etc., fears over potential toxicity of food-grade lipid nanoparticles is expected to emerge as a challenge.
Given their minute size, smaller than cells, nanoparticles can penetrate biological structures like mucus layers disrupting normal physicochemical and physiological conditions in the gastrointestinal tract.
The study estimates Nanoemulsions in Foods to be a multi-million dollar market worldwide, while more precise market-size and growth projections will be made available during the 2nd stage of report preparation, and data analysis.
The research and analyses will be released shortly in the form of a comprehensive research report. The report by design, will attempt to provide exhaustive analysis, data, trends, market share, market size, statistics, forecasts and competitive intelligence. The report is modeled to offer precise and unbiased, actionable market insights including in-depth segmentation of market sub-sectors, demand estimates and projections and analysis of trends in each of the sectors, identification of leading players, and the competitive structure, among others.
Developed for Manufacturers, Strategic Planners, Business Development Executives, Management Consultants, Investment Bankers, Consulting Firms, Marketing & Sales Executives, C-Level Decision Makers, Market Strategists and Technology Domain Experts, the report helps identify the biggest opportunities in this space and offers accurate latent demand forecasting that empowers quantitative decision making among existing market players and new entrants.
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