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unicamp adriana figueiredo award

Adriana Figueiredo, Aleris Technical Manager, receives Unicamp 2022 Inventors Award

As part of her doctoral research, the professional joined the group of researchers awarded in the Licensed Intellectual Property category for the development of a natural antioxidants and anti Salmonella for meats.

In the picture: (From left to right) Dr. Renata Duarte, Dr. Marta Cristina Duarte (advisor), Adriana Figueiredo, Aleris Technical Manager, and Dr. Rodney Ferreira Rodrigues.

The 15th edition of the Inventors Award, an event held on June 10th at the headquarters of the Unicamp Innovation Agency (Campinas/SP), had 80 participants this year and the Technical Manager from Aleris, Adriana Figueiredo, a Unicamp doctoral student, was one of the honored.

“I was part of the group of researchers who conducted the research entitled 'Antioxidant microparticles and their uses' with the aim of presenting alternatives to synthetic preservatives with Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) and Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) used in meat products”, he begins.

She highlights that the study conducted by the Multidisciplinary Center for Chemical, Biological and Agricultural Research at Unicamp (CPQBA) presented the benefits of using essential oils extracted from medicinal plants and aromatics as natural antioxidants and their inhibitory action on proliferation of Salmonella in chicken meat and shelf life of products. “During the analysis of the use of the blend, positive activity was observed in relation to the combination of essential oils extracted from Thymus vulgaris and Ocimum gratissimum as antioxidants, in addition to its effective control against Salmonella”, details Adriana.

The research was awarded in the “Licensed Intellectual Property” category, and its commercial development for products originating from the invention will be responsibility of Terpenia, a company specialized in research, development, production and commercialization of bioinputs, based on use of plant extracts.

“It took time, but the results are there. I'm very happy and I make a parallel of this research to Aleris, because we are driven by research in order to propose solutions for our market”, adds Adriana.

About Aleris – Founded in 2012, Aleris is a national company specialized in animal nutrition, committed to offering solutions natural products for maximum performance and multispecies animal health. Currently the company operates globally, exporting products for 29 countries, has more than 30 direct employees and subsidiaries in United States, Mexico and Portugal.


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