ZYXogen's CEO Mr. Jeff Badovick and Ingeniatrics' CEO Mr. Joaquin Gomez Moya signed last July an agreement for Ingeniatrics to supply nozzles, nebulizers, emitters, and devices.
The new agreement is an instrument to establish a regular business-basis for ZYXogen to profit all the advantages of Ingeniatrics' cutting-edge techniques for nebulizers design, optimization and manufacturing.
ZYXogen: From Sprayer Cans to Fuel Injection.
ZYXogen is a Nashville head-quartered company whose main business has been out-licensing and engineering in the broad field of application of its fluidics and microfluidics technology. Thus it has approached different Fortune 500 corporations of which many are interested in ZYXogen's services.
Nowadays ZYXogen's project progresses towards a new stage: it is launching its product development activities, especially regarding a brand-new sprayer can that can reduce propellant needs more than 10 times.
The other main area of prospected business would be Fuel Injection as there already are scientific research showing evidence that ZYXogen's technology has two interesting features. Firstly, it seems it could reduce emissions up to five times. Secondly, this system could utilize materials that have been neglected for viscosity or other reasons until now, for example paraffin, a refineries by-product.
Ingeniatrics: Microencapsulation and Nebulizers.
This company started as an University of Seville spin-off and recently certified the quality control for all its activities. After two rounds of funding with Venture Capital funds and the inventors themselves, Ingeniatrics is turning towards being a streamlined company around two main divisions.-
What Ingeniatrics calls Microencapsulation for you utilizing its three separated pilot plants to define whole microencapsulate production process for probiotics, enzymes, therapeutic proteins and other substances.
And Manufacturing. Ingeniatrics has set up a flexible manufacturing system. This system is allegedly able to significantly reduce production costs for extremely precise nozzles, nebulizers, analytical nebs, bioencapsulators and coating devices.
May 25th, 2012 in Madrid, took place the closing ceremony of the CENIT PRONAOS Project called “Scientific researchaimed to developa food new generationforweight control andobesity prevention”. This project has lasted four years (2008-2011) and Ingeniatrics have participated with other 12 Spanish nutrition and technological companies and near 40 research groups. The aim has been the geneticfactors research, molecular and nutritional factors in order to regulate the corporal weight control systems for food development directed to the weight control and obesity prevention.
In this case, Ingeniatrics has developed a nutrients protection procedure based on microencapsulation using the Flow Focusing® technology. The bioactive ingredients, ingredients or nutrients (nutritional field significant public interest) are: oils, vitamins, fragrances and fibers gettingparticles below the palatability threshold
Others patented technology by Ingeniatrics, Flow Blurring® also have been evaluated as a emulsions formation process in liquid matrix.
At the same time, the scaled up process has been possible with a Spray Dryer specially designed for Flow Focusing® technology. Ingeniatricsachievedhas robust and reproducible process.
Ingeniatricscertainly renews itself day-by-day
From encapsulation plantto itsnew and improvedproducts on market scaling up solutions to competitively microencapsulate. Aimed to pharma, biotech, cosmetics, functional food.
If you want toreview the latest milestones as well asresults of pilot-plant spray drying production click here
The speechhad a great impact not only forthe technology which is ableto incorporateactive ingredients inhomogeneous sphericalmicrocapsulescompletelycoated withdifferent polymersand protectedwithin thecapsulecore / shell(core / shell) but also by the scalability services.
After the presentation slides,many participantsadmit the Flow Focusing ® technologyas a step forward in the encapsulation field thanks to itsvarietyof polymers andformulations.Flow Focusing® Microencapsulation opensa new dimensionin functional foods as a result of a smooth technology and no chemical process needed.
Agilent has ordered Ingeniatrics to launch the upgraded version of its successful Universal Nebulizer OneNeb which is aimed to mineral and mining companies labs, mainly. Ingeniatrics engineers expect to be able to start delivering final product batches worldwide in less than three months time.
OneNeb device and operation has been qualified to be part inside ICP equipments of both Atomic Mass Spectrometry and Optical Emission Spectrometry. This upgraded OneNeb version is a demonstration of the new stage Ingeniatrics has reached: the specs come from the market now. New OneNeb has been specifically optimized for one of the biggest Agilent's customers with one the broadest industrial laboratories networks in the world, and as a consequence for all those in such industry.
Agilent is the world’s premier measurement company with specialties in Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences, Electronic Test & Measurement. We can properly say it is one of the two world key-players in the utmost competitive industry of Spectrometry.
That's why Ingeniatrics chose Agilent to market OneNeb Universal nebulizer. Provided the satisfactory experience for both companies current exclusivity agreement is expected to stand for five years more with few changes.
The OneNeb universal analytic nebulizer.
The latest tests carried out by Agilent and Agilent's customers' scientists and technicians have resulted in a demonstration of sensitivity, increased up to two times, due to Flow Blurring technology. Sensitivity is combined with excellent precision, low detection limit, and a surprising capacity to operate over a wide range of solution flow rates. All of it with high tolerance to dissolved solids, suitable for virtually any sample including common organic solvents used in petrochemical industry.
Auramist CEO Mr. Jeffrey Badovick, Solidus CEO Mr. Townes Duncan
and Ingeniatrics President Alfonso Gañan Calvo
Solidus CEO Mr. Townes Duncan J.Dr. and Auramist's principals, its CEO Mr. Jeffrey Badovick and the CFO Mr. Brent Campbell payed a visit to Ingeniatrics' new microencapsulation pilot-plants and assembly rooms on April 2012 and met Ingeniatrics' board and investors. They also had meetings with Seville City Vice-Major Dr. Landa and with the rector of the University of Seville, Dr. Ramírez de Arellano.
The interviews and meetings were considered fruitful in the course of Zyxogen's actions to implement its new "Developed Application model" Business Plan and could eventually lead to investments in Spain. Zyxogen LLC is a joint venture initiative by Auramist and Ingeniatrics, now moving headquarters to Nashville, TN.
Solidus is one of the key-players in Tennessee finances, being managed by Mr. Duncan. Milt Capps, Venture Nashville Connections journalist, quoted his words at a three panel hosted by Nashville Business Journal: "I want to invest in people I like and respect". Mr. Duncan, Juris Doctor at Univ. Washington & Lee, is in possession of an impressive track-record as investments manager.
Auramist, one of the companies Solidus has invested in, is headquartered at Rogers, Arkansas, and successfully developing and marketing a range of products to enhance personal comfort utilizing what they call "dry mist". Amongst their customers are leading companies like Amazon and Home Depot.