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We hope that it has made you as enthusiastic about our technology as we are. This page has been written in a form that it can be easily updated, so please look it at regular intervals to see what is happening.

Following some recent patent grants our patent page might also be worth a visit.

Sporomex has completed a 3 year DEFRA LINK project with Croda, Boots and Frontier. This produced fish oil filled rye pollen shells on a pilot plant at viable processing speeds. Further details are on the NNFCC website:

We have licensed our technology to a multi-national cosmetic ingredients company for use in the decorative cosmetics market.  A variety of cosmetic formulations have been manufactured and cosmetic products incorporating our technology were placed on the market late 2012.

Sporomex has applied to the Food Standards Agency for approval to market sporopollenin shells from the clubmoss Lycopodium clavatum, as a novel food ingredient.

Data in our latest publication together with data from human studies Sporomex has carried out, shows the ability of our microcapsule technology to orally deliver pharmaceutical  & dietetic compounds:

Lycopodium clavatum Exine Microcapsules Enable Safe Oral Delivery of 3,4-Diaminopyridine for Treatment of Botulinum Neurotoxin A Intoxication, Tyler L Harris, Cody J Wenthur, Alberto Diego-Taboada, Grahame Mackenzie, Terry S Corbitt, Kim D JandaChemical Communications, Thursday February 18th 2016  DOI:10.1039/C6CC00615A


A Natural Solution to Photoprotection and Isolation of the Potent Polyene Antibiotic, Marinomycin A – protection  against UV radiation and oxidation. Received 21st March 2019 Accepted 20th May 2019   DOI: 10.1039/c9sc01375j

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