The Funcional Mikron is a company with Know How in nanotecnology with unique and innovative solutions for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and animal nutrition industries.
As could be expected, Funcional Mikron reiterates the commitment of the Group to meet with total respect and efficiency, customers, consumers, suppliers and partners, adding innovation and technology, as well as respect for the environment.
Sharing an experience of over 15 years in the market of its team, the Funcional Mikron emerges as a company directly linked to technology that seeks to offer products with innovative concepts that will materialize solutions with excellence in quality and service.
Installed in a 6.300m2area in the region of Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, featuring sophisticated equipment and especially a highly trained team, the Funcional Mikron arises with new possibilities in the development, manufacture and sale of food and beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, adding value and real benefits to your product.
The Funcional Mikron comes to meet needs ranging from potentiation of sensory characteristics and control the release of active ingredients, even adding specific functions for each formulation.
AThe Funcional Mikron has one of the most modern plants for R&D and production of the market. Its modern facilities with drug-food standard offer automated production and the state-of-the-art equipment, helping to maintain a strict quality control, besides the commitment to environmental issues. Analyzes and reports made and issued in renowned institutes and universities ensure greater quality and reliability in project development and delivery of products.
A multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, pharmaceutical, food and chemical engineers, allied to business professionals ensure project fluidity and success.
OUR VALUES AND MISSION
Innovation, intelligence, quality, integrity, respect for the environment and team spirit are the values that guide the work in our organization. We seek to transmit them to the concepts offered to our customers so that our products strictly comply with the expression: “state of the art.”
To be a reference in the beverage and functional food markets. Developing, producing and commercializing products and new technologies to meet the needs of customers, markets and consumers. Actively contribute with innovative products for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets. Keep always the focus on health, functionality, biocompatibility and respect for the environment. With quality and integrity, we will strengthen our growing quest for excellence in our dealings with customers, consumers, suppliers, partners and employees.
THE WORD OF THE TEAM
The chronic degenerative diseases reached an endemic nature. Combining these facts with the dissemination of scientific information, a nutritionally balanced diet is now viewed as critical role in the prevention of diseases and also as an improving factor in the quality of life.
The observation of feeding phenomena in specific populations, such as the case of the French, Eskimo, Uruguayan and Mediterranean diets paradoxes, awakens also the discussion of the effect of food on human health. From that, one passes to identify substances in foods that provide health benefits.
Another factor that cannot be overlooked is the genetics of each human being and its influence on the absorption of nutrients. The nutrigenomics affinity and nutritional genetic lead to practically customized diets, aiming a better utilization of ingested food.
One way to increase the utilization of nutrients, enhancing their effect in the body, is to make them more bioavailable. One way of doing this is by means of bioactivation. A bioactive substance, besides being a nutrient, can also be a non-nutrient that has specific physiological or metabolic action.
To perform a substance bioactivation, one of the techniques employed is encapsulation By employing this technique, combined or not with micronization, or the use of nanotechnology, it is possible to improve characteristics of miscibility, flowability, shelf life, loss of functional properties by heat treatment, among others.
The use of nanotechnology is a technique already well consolidated in the fields of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Since there is currently a greater overlap of pharmaceutical and food markets, with bond to the issue of healthiness and functionality, this technique is going to be employed also in the food industry.
This technique is an answer to a series of demands, from market and industry, since it allows the use of small amounts, sometimes tens of times smaller, with enormous enhancement characteristics such as flavor, aroma, bioavailability, biocompatibility and considering sustainability, increased biodegradability at the end of the manufacturing process.