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Extraction method

Our patented method is based on surfactants as extraction medium. It allows to extract lipophilic substances from fresh, intact cells at high efficiencies.

The advantages over other procedures

  • no pretreatment of the cells 

  • low addition of extractant:  1 g per 2 g d.w. cell material 

  • no separation of extractant from extract 

  • separation of water from extract by temperature induced phase separation (see photos >>)

  • no destruction of the bioactive substances due to mild extraction conditions: room temperature, neutral pH and ambient pressure

  • extraction efficiencies of pigments of up to 85 %

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Phasentrennung von Wasser und Extrakt
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