News

 

 

September 2014: The Neurophenols team will presenting at the BENEFIQ, an international forum on health ingredients, which will be held on September 24-25th 2014 in Québec City.


Juin 2014: Alexandre Dal-Pan, Post-doc researcher at INAF, has participated at ISANH Congress at Lisbonne, the june 5th 2014.


December 2013: Nutrineuro laboratory has participated at the last meeting of the Institute of Nutrition Aquitaine Québec (INAQ), the december 10th 2013, in Bordeaux.


October 2013: Julien Bensalem, ACTIV’INSIDE PhD student linked to NUTRINEURO laboratory, won a Young Investigator Award at the " 6th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health" (ICPH6), in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the october 19th 2013.


May 2013: The Neurophenols Project was awarded for the Prix Agrimip des Lycéens 2013. This award is given to honor collaborative projects between scientific, technological, industrial and organizational large groups and academic research, in France (Aquitaine, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire) and Canada (Québec).

Objectives

 

Human health

The French-Canadian innovation project Neurophenols aims to develop a range dietary compounds rich in synergistic polyphenols having a beneficial role in the attenuation of human cognitive decline.

 

Another possible application: pets

Senior pets (dogs, cats) are facing the same problems as humans. With age, they suffer from cognitive impairment, characterized by a tendency to sleep more or to act more slowly. Also, animals over 7 years of age represent a growing population. For example, senior dogs accounted for 30 to 40% of the world canine population in 2008, i.e. 35 to 45 million of dogs (Source: Euromonitor). Pets owners are more and more concerned about the well-being of their four-legged companions who need specifically formulated products.

The compounds developed in the Neurophenols project will therefore enter into the composition of pet food, aming to improve the remaining years of our pets. For this purpose, SPF-Diana group, producer of ingredients for pets, and the national veterinary school of Nantes, Oniris, are participating in the project.