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New Product Development

Working with us

Quantec expertise in the characterisation and application of bioactive whey proteins, combined with an extensive network of dairy supply partners enables us to develop natural functional ingredients for specific product format or targeted health benefit.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help with your functional ingredient challenge or opportunity.

Using SynaQ / Product applications

Quantec can provide SynaQ® functional bioactive whey proteins for a wide range of functional foods, dietary supplements and skincare applications. Contact us today for more details on how we can help you.

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Quality / EQI

Heat treatment of milk during processing denatures bioactive milk proteins, and may significantly reduce their bioactivity and functionality.

Finished products are marketed with low levels of bioactive protein per dose, or are based on cheaper manufacturing methods (e.g., spray-dried) that result in little bioactivity.

Currently there is no effective way for consumers to differentiate between milk proteins that are “bioactive” and can support positive health outcomes, with those that have been denatured by heat with limited functionality and support for health.

EQI – Effective Quality Index

An index based on a standardised bioactivity testing protocol. EQI assesses the quality and quantity of bioactive milk proteins in finished products – verifying their ability to support positive health outcomes.


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