Resin bioactives include α-amyrin, β-amyrin, α-copaene, β-elemene, spathulenol, platambin, digitoxigenin and gitoxigenin. In this case study, a client asked CPL to look at the feasibility of extracting bioactives from resin using supercritical CO2 extraction (ScCO2).
Through its networks, CPL found and engaged a suitable laboratory partner, and also co-ordinated the laboratory trials on their behalf.
Clients sometimes ask CPL to organise and coordinate laboratory work on their behalf as part of a larger commercialisation project. The objective of this project was to assist a client in investigating the potential to extract bioactives (triterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and others) from tree resins using scCO2 extraction.
This project evaluated the suitability of resin as a substrate for scCO2 extraction. CPL identified a suitable laboratory to carry out the scCO2 extraction feasibility and piloting studies for the bioactives. CPL Business Consultants managed and coordinated study.
CPL reviewed the experimental results, provided a report on the success of the extraction method and organised logistics to send the resin bioactives extracts produced from the feasibility study to the client for further analysis.