AnaBio’s Centre of Excellence for Encapsulation Technologies, Ireland

AnaBio’s Centre of Excellence for Encapsulation Technologies
AnaBio Technologies LTD is pleased to announce the official opening, on Monday 26th March 2018,of its new Centre of Excellence for Encapsulation Technologies in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland.

AnaBio Technologies, an all-Irish company, was started 6 years ago by Dr. Sinéad Bleiel and Jens Bleiel. Dr. Bleiel is a specialist in protein chemistry, having received a BSc in Food Science from the
University College Dublin, a MSc. in Protein Chemistry from Michigan State University and a Ph.D in Micro-encapsulation from the University College Cork. With this background, in 2011, Dr. Bleiel decided to translate encapsulation science into a successful, global, growing business.

The Mission
The mission of AnaBio Technologies LTD. is to develop and commercialise natural food-grade microencapsulation technologies. To date, AnaBio has more than 15 commercial products on the market supported by registered trademarks in specific territories. AnaBio’s core technologies are protected by 13 patents for the stabilisation, protection and targeted release of sensitive ingredients.

AnaBio’s products are clinically proven to significantly improve stability and targeted delivery of active ingredients, such as Probiotics, Omega Oils, Amino Acids, Sports Supplements, Micro-Nutrients, Peptides among others. Consumers can benefit from AnaBio’s technology, for example, through better muscle recovery and synthesis, enhanced satiety and reduced food intake, enhanced bioavailability of nutrients, improved gut health and immunity, treatment of constipation, relief of digestive discomfort, reduced blood glucose levels and sustained energy release over time.

AnaBio’s researchers and industry advisors are continually developing new commercial applications in collaboration with its customers for novel micro-encapsulation technologies. As a result of the successful product development phase at Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, and with a view towards future expansion, the decision was made in 2017 to move AnaBio’s research, development and production to a dedicated facility at IDA Business Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.

AnaBio’s Centre of Excellence for Encapsulation Technologies officially opens on Monday 26th March 2018. The Centre features world-class research laboratories, pilot-scale production facilities, main offices and designs are finalized to develop a best-in-class manufacturing area for micro-encapsulation of sensitive active ingredients.

Sinéad Bleiel, CEO of AnaBio Technologies states: “We are delighted and very proud to open our new Centre of Excellence in Carrigtwohill which enables us to deliver state-of-the-art ingredients and technology platforms for our growing global customer base. This is the result of “Dreaming Big”. We are currently employing 25 highly qualified employees and will further extend our team with production specialists over the coming months. The AnaBio team has worked with key equipment manufacturers, suppliers and customers to develop bespoke solutions for specialised micro-encapsulation processes.

The resultant process design makes AnaBio a unique global manufacturer of innovative ingredients, which represents ground-breaking innovations for our broad customer base. We would like to thank all our investors, long-term supporters and Enterprise Ireland for all their support and belief in AnaBio.

We are convinced that we have an exciting growth path ahead of us. And we will continue to “Dream Big”. Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland added: “Enterprise Ireland is focused on supporting companies like AnaBio, a growing Irish company with global ambition and innovation at its heart.

As experts in the area of natural food grade encapsulation, AnaBio’s patented technologies serve an international customer demand for commercial products that help improve human and animal health globally. We are delighted to see the growth of an innovative female-led company on a global scale and we wish the AnaBio team every success for the future”.

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD mentioned: “AnaBio is a homegrown exciting Irish biotech company that has a huge growth potential in the food industry and beyond.
I am delighted to announce the opening of the Centre of Excellence in Carrigtowhill and I have no doubt that Sinéad, Jens and the team will exceed the ambitious growth targets planned for the years ahead. We are happy to endorse innovative companies such as AnaBio that provide employment and export for the Irish market – AnaBio is an example of a great Irish success story and we are proud to support companies that help improve human and animal health on an international platform”.

AnaBio Press release_26.03.2018