We will take your bacteria or yeast and encapsulate them in tiny microcapsules to:

  • Provide them with a microenvironment to grow in
  • Protect them from low pH (such as in the stomach)
  • Allow their release in the lower gut
  • Allow them to be freeze dried and stored at ambient temperature
  • Provide a means to easily store and transport them

What it does

The Bac-in-a-Box® technology, developed by Austrianova, is a means to protect, isolate, store and transport living bacteria and yeast.

Why it's unique

The Bac-in-a-Box® technology is based on a biopolymer derived from cotton and is has unique acid resistance and release properties.

What its made of

The company’s proprietary cell packaging material, Gel8, used for the Bac-in-a-Box® technology, is derived from a naturally occurring material and is thus harmless to the environment, biologically inert and has been shown to be safe in humans

Why it works

The Bac-in-a-Box® technology builds a porous capsule round the bacteria or yeast, allowing free diffusion of nutrients in, and waste products out.

What it can be used for

In nutrition, it enables encapsulated probiotic bacteria to pass through the stomach acid unharmed and be released in the lower intestine.

In farming, the Bac-in-a-Box® technology provides a means to easily store and transport probiotic bacteria at ambient temperature and to protect them from destruction in the stomach acid, allowing them to be more effective at lower cost.

In fermentation, it allows yeast to be applied and then easily removed since the yeast remain encapsulated within the capsules which are large enough to be simply removed.

In cosmetics, the Bac-in-a-Box® technology provides a means to transfer "active centres" of probiotic bacteria to soap or body wash. Gel8 is approved and listed in the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients.  

In bio-remediation it allows remediating bacteria to be encapsulated, applied in an environmental situation, and then easily retrieved again and removed.

The technology also forms the basis of a powerful research tool.

We offer a complete service from R&D, right up to production:

  • R&D scale encapsulation and optimisation
  • Production of encapsulated cells for animal experiments
  • Production of final product

Non-scientific explanation of encapsulation


Probiotics for Farming

Probiotics for Humans





Bacteria Encapsulation Development

Bacteria Encapsulation


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