CTNS-Technological Centre of Nutrition and Health

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English presentation about CTNS: who we are, where we are, which research we carry out, which services we offer, which initiatives we participate in (Connect-EU, AIN cluster,...)

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CTNS-Technological Centre of Nutrition and Health

  1. 1. WHO WE ARE CTNS - TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OF NUTRITION AND HEALTH Mission: Research, innovation and technology transfer within the agro-food industry, in particular in the field of functional foods. f d Vision: To be a reference in the scientific substantiation of new products with nutritional and health claims according to European regulations. E l ti Public-private partnership: Created in 2008 by the Government of Catalonia, to foster the technology transfer in the strategic field of Agro-food. CatalanAgrofood Ring 2
  2. 2. WHERE WE ARECAMPUS OF INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SOUTHERN OF CATALONIA (CEICS) The CEICS accommodates a large part of the facilities for the transfer of research results in nutrition and health in and around Tecnoparc, thus concentrating businesses and innovation services in the sector. 3
  3. 3. WHERE WE ARE Center for Innovation Sant Joan de Tecnoparc and Business Reus H R Hospital it l Building B ildi Development RDI Centre of Nutrition and Health Technology C t of N t iti and H lth T h l Centre f Nutrition d Health Pere Virgili Institute for Health Research Omics Platform of Universitat Rovira i Virgili Centre for Biocompanies Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 4
  4. 4. WHAT WE DO PRODUCTS  Innovative strategies on new g products  Development  Process improvement HEATH• Biologycal efficacy DISSEMINATION • Wellness • Technical training • New prevention • Social commitment technologies • Consumer and companies 5
  5. 5. WHAT WE DO ‘CLAIM’ SUBSTANTIATION HOW? WHAT? TO WHAT EXTENT? EFFECT IN HUMANS AS THE MOST IMPORTANT PREVIOUS STUDIES TO ASSESS THE PROOF EFFECT ON THE WHOLE ORGANISM (FOODOMICS, NUTRITIONAL GENOMICS)MECHANISM PREINTERVENTION HUMAN NUTRITION EFFICACY INTERVENTION- GETTING THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE + 6
  6. 6. RESEARCH New early onset diseases biomarkers detection Novel methodologies and tools to evaluate the effect and mechanism of bioactive ingredients and functional foods Following the bioactive compounds pathway at molecular level Studies on the influence of individual genetic profile in the response of functional foods consumption (Personalised nutrition) 7
  7. 7. RESEARCH NON HEALTHY DIET PATHOLOGY BOMARKERS (B) NEW HEALTHY BIOMARKERS. NON HEALTHY DIET EARLY DETECTION (A) DIET WITH BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTSINCREASE ON THE WELLNESS BY MAINTAINING THEROBUSTNESS OF HEALTHY BIOMARKERS 8
  8. 8. RESEARCHCTNS looks for new bioactive ingredients with healthy benefits during pregnancy,weaning and th i i d the impact on adult lif t d lt life… Epigenetic changes DNA structural alterations Diet habits Epigenetic changes DNA structural alterations ... contributing to the generation of new knowledge on nutrition and health and providing new tools that might be key on obesity and related pathologies prevention strategies 9
  9. 9. RESEARCHRESEARCH ON NEW SNP AND THE SATIETY MODULATION OF NEW BIOACTIVE SNPsINGREDIENTS DIET CONTROL DIET CONTROL + BIOACTIVE INGREDIENT SATIETY EFFECT? SNPs DEFFERENT RESPONSE? HOW IS THE RESPONSE? EXTENT? INFLUENCE OF SNPs?  ? SENSATION? VAS? MECHANISM? NEW METHODOLOGIES TO DEVELOP MORE SATIATING INGREDIENTS OR FOODS 10
  10. 10. RESEARCH OMICS PLATFORM. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESOURCESTo generate and integrate throughout integrate,adequate scientific strategy the dataobtained from different biological models……by obtaining a global view bysuccessive approximation of the efficacyand molecular mechanism of the bioactiveingredient on different biological systems...…to finally obtain enough data to besuccess on the human dietary interventionand get the scientific evidence of theefficacy of a new functional food. 11
  11. 11. RESEARCH OMICS PLATFORM. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESOURCES What is? Wh t i ?Joint research facility with the main goal to Facilitiesoffer transcriptomic, proteomic and The Omics Platform has been equipped withmetabolomic services to the biomedical andclinical research groups from CIBERDEM, the t t f th th state of the art and most complete t d t l tURV, companies in Tecnoparc and CTNS. instruments in the NMR, GC/LC/MS and EF fieldsServicesTo provide a high quality service in the field of nutritional genomics for leading research groups inbiomedicine. Collaboration in the experimental design Sample h dli S l handling NMR analysis GC-MS Analysis LC-MS/MS and LC-TOF Analysis C S/ S a d C O a ys s Data analysis: Linking NMR data to biological knowledge 12
  12. 12. HUMAN NUTRITION INTERVENTION STUDIES 13
  13. 13. SERVICES 14
  14. 14. OTHER INITIATIVESThe Agrofood Connect-EU Group will channel the information on European RDI policies to theagrofood agents in Catalonia, and will impact on the EC work programs together with Spanish and g g , p p g g pCatalan representatives in European working committees and Technology Platforms, withthe ultimate goal of promoting Catalan participation in European funding programs in areas suchas agriculture, food production, valorisation of by-products, animal welfare, food safety andthe relationship between nutrition and health. 15
  15. 15. OTHER INITIATIVES Innovative Business Association recognised by the Ministry of Industry i d to improve th competitiveness of it companies I d t aimed t i the titi f its i through shared strategies that generate flows of knowledge and collaborative innovation projects17 food companies (10 SME, 7 large SMEcompanies)+ Technological Centre of Nutritionand Health (CTNS)+ University Rovira i Virgili (URV)+ Tecnoparc – Technology Park 16
  16. 16. Thank you. More info:info@ctns.cat · www.ctns.cat

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