Academic Unit: Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences
Colombian Ministry of Science
Medical and health sciences
Biopolimer develops technologies and products using nanotechnology and biotechnology for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, and environmental industry that impact and promote social development. We use nanotechnology to improve stability, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. From the diversity of basidiomycete fungi of the white-rot in Colombia and its metabolites and ligninolytic enzymes, products of interest are obtained, such as beta-glucans. Besides, agroindustrial, forestry, and polymer waste are used, contributing to the resolution of environmental problems.
Research Areas and Topics
- Nanotechnology for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industry.
- Study of plants and agroindustrial waste in Colombia with therapeutic potential.
- Assessment of the potential of Colombian fungi for developing pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food applications.
- Assessment of the ligninolytic potential of various species of basidiomycete fungi and bioprocesses for biotechnological applications.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)