Innovative spirit

The R&D&i department is the driving force behind Biosasun

We have a long history in projects related to the potential applications of the olive tree and its derivatives, as well as its therapeutic applications. Furthermore, we pay particular attention to the recovery and valuing of waste products.

We are currently involved in important research projects, funded by official national and international entities.

Our latest drive is to foster investment in the application of nanotechnology, as it allows us to find new solutions that could be converted into enhanced performance across the whole production sector, as well as in health, medicinal and agricultural sectors.

PROJECTS
RECYWASTEOLHIVA EUROEMPLEO HEATDDELIVER BINAFIE DERMANANO OLIVOGEN BIOFOOD SUPREME VALORISATION

RECYWASTEOLHIVA PROJECT

The Recywasteolhiva Project aims to develop high added value products through recycling the waste generated during the olive oil production process.

As a result of this project, products obtained from the extraction of bioactive components present in olive leaves and waste from the production of olive oil have been launched into the market. These are:

  • Non-toxic anti-head lice products
  • Juices
  • Jams
  • Healthy pâtés

Participants:

  • Agua de Gracia Healthcare S.L., Spain
  • Biosasun S.A., Spain
  • Creative Concept Nordic AB, Sweden
  • Inesfly S.L, Spain
  • L´Urederra Centro Tecnológico, Spain

EUROEMPLEO PROJECT

The aim of the Euroempleo project is to generate employment based on the exploitation of olive grove by-products.

It consists in analysing the economic uses attributable to the different olive grove by-products (leaves, wood, pruning waste, two-phase pomace, etc.) with the aim of developing economic activities that generate employment in rural areas, linked to the use of local resources.

The execution of this project entailed the undertaking of the following activities:

  • Study visits and professional exchanges to get to know the employment solutions developed in other EU Member States and in Spanish regions
  • The undertaking of studies and comparative analyses regarding employment solutions and experiences developed in other EU Member States and in Spanish regions
  • Collaborative development of related innovative products, with priority themes on a European and interregional scale
  • Exchange of information, documentation, materials and experiences, promoting the transfer and adaptation of the methodologies used successfully in other areas to Andalusia
  • The organisation of sessions, conferences, seminars, meetings and other communication activities to share the results.

Participants:

  • Ayuntamiento de Puente de Génave
  • Energy Agency of Central Macedonia-Anatoliky S.A.
  • Biosasun S.A.
  • Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario Neiker-Tecnalia
  • Asociación Española de Valorización Energética de la Biomasa

HEATDDELIVER PROJECT

The final aim of the project is to develop innovative nano-systems for the specific treatment of tumorous tissues of large perfusion (for example the kidneys, liver and lungs).

These nano-particles combine different lipids and ecological active substances of the olive tree, as well as magnetic particles that boost the action of different cancer drugs, also acting as a transport system for them. In short, they enable the treatment to be directed to specific areas, thus reducing the adverse effects of currently used therapies.

Biosasun offers its experience in the isolation of the main active substances obtained from oil produced olive waste, as well as their application in nanotechnology.


Collaborators:

  • Biosasun S.A., Spain
  • EPO Berlín-Buch-GmBH, Germany
  • Fraunhoffer Institut, Germany
  • Idifarma Desarrollo Farmacéutico S.L., Spain
  • L’Urederra Centro Tecnológico, Spain
  • Praxis Biopharma Research Institute S.L., Spain

BINAFIE PROJECT

The aim of Binafie is to develop a new ecological bio-nanophytosanitary, that is long-lasting, with residual effectiveness and a wide spectrum, via the use of biotechnology and nanotechnology to protect the intensive farming of olive groves.

The target product combines three active ingredients, accepted in ecological agriculture, whose synergistic activity will allow for a wider pesticide spectrum and therefore an optimisation of the application of pesticide, both in terms of efficiency, the environment and the economy.

This project has emerged from the need for new phytosanitary products that are ecological, sustainable and compatible with environmental preservation and human health, whilst fulfilling the main objective of being effective in pest control and against olive tree diseases.

Biosasun offers its experience to the ecological sector, the production and use of nano-particles, as well as validations in the field of the resulting product.


Coordinator:

  • A&B Laboratorios de Biotecnología S.A.U., Spain

Collaborators:

  • Biosasun S.A., Spain
  • Guserbiot S.L., Spain
  • L’urederra Centro Tecnológico

DERMANANO PROJECT

The main goal of DERMANANO is the development of a new cosmetic product for atopic dermatitis skin. This development is based on the advantages of nanotechnology in order to improve the activity and efficacy of some natural components with great potential.

Collaborators:

  • L’urederra Centro Tecnológico

This company has received a 50% co-financed aid from the European Regional Development Fund through 2014 to 2020 ERDF Operational Programme of Navarre.


OLIVOGEN PROJECT

OLIVOGEN's objective is the development of new products to improve male fertility and current assisted reproduction techniques (ART).

Coordinator:

  • Biokibank SL

  • Collaborator:

    • Biosaun

BIOFOOD PROJECT

USE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY TO OBTAIN INGREDIENTS AND FOODS BENEFICIAL FOR HEALTH (BIOFOOD).

The main goal of BIOFOOD is to study the microbiological bioprocesses that take place both within the human body (originated by the gut microbiota) as well as during food processing (i.e. food fermentation, bioreactors) in order to produce new health-promoting ingredients (probiotics and postbiotics) and foods. This project accounts for a great opportunity to promote the growth of the bioscience sector in Navarra and to boost the development of the food industry in our region.


Collaborators:

  • Biosasun (Coordinator)
  • Brotalia
  • CNTA
  • Eztitsu Sociedad Microcooperativa
  • LEV 2050
  • Nucaps
  • Universidad de Navarra

This company has received a 50% co-financed aid from the European Regional Development Fund through 2014 to 2020 ERDF Operational Programme of Navarre.


SUPREME PROJECT

NEW SALUTOGENIC APPROACH FOR THE PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AND COEXISTING PATHOLOGIES.

SUPREME is focused on the study of new genetic tools for an early diagnosis and the development of novel active compounds and ingredients aimed to achieve an effective personalized nutritional intervention for the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases (type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases) and its derivation in cognitive impairment.


Collaborators:

  • Domusvi (Coordinator)
  • Ameztoi
  • Biosasun
  • Bizkarra
  • Fresh Business
  • Garlan
  • Ibermática
  • Keralty Health
  • Patia
  • Tecnalia

Action co-financed by the Basque Government and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 (ERDF).


Valorisation of agricultural by-products of the olive tree for their inclusion in the food and nutraceutical industry Project.

The main objective of this project is to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural by-products derived from olive tree and ‘lacha’ sheeps’ milk by improving all the processes involved in the agricultural and manufacturing chain through the implementation of quality schemes. As a result, several probiotic products enriched with polyphenols will be obtained thanks to the development and improvement of the new processes.

Collaborators:

  • Biosasun (Coordinator)
  • Centro Tecnológico L’Urederra
  • Biosasun
  • Pharmamodelling
  • Asociación Allotarra de Agricultura y Ganadería Ecológica

Activity co-financed by the European Union (EAFRD) and the Government of Navarre: RDP 2014-2020 (EAFRD-GN).