PGX Technology is a novel spray drying technique for processing water-soluble biopolymers, including oat beta glucan, utilizing the unique and tuneable properties of Pressurized Gas eXpanded liquids. PGX Technology is a platform that can produce numerous morphologies of biopolymers ranging from fine fibres to granular powder, which are highly water soluble and can be of benefit to a wide range of industries including functional foods, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and pharmaceutical products. The technology operates at lower temperatures than conventional spray drying allowing incorporation of thermosensitive bioactives as well.
The technology was invented by Dr. Temelli from the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science of the University of Alberta along with Dr. Bernhard Seifried, now Senior Researcher at Ceapro.
For more information on Ceapro’s PGX Technology, please download our PDF document (updated August 2014):
PGX Technology – Overview & Applications (953KB PDF)
Dr. Bernhard Seifried presented PGX Technology at the Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology during the “Uses of Biopolymers in Industrial Application” panel on May 14, 2014 in Philadelphia. Click here for photos (562KB PDF)
Dr. Bernhard Seifried, PhD