Production

Arterra’s production department supplies products with a high added value. Plant cells and food by-products are processed at grams level and processed to obtain concentrates of bioactive molecules from which tons of the finished products can be obtained. A boutique where every single finished product is tailored in a unique process.
Arterra’s production is divided into three sectors:

  • in vitro plant cultures
  • extraction
  • filling of finished products

in vitro plant cultures

 

Arterra has growth chambers with constantly measured parameters (temperature, humidity, lighting conditions, pH and oxygenation) that allow the plant cultures to grow under extremely controlled conditions. The scale-up starts from the seeds of the identified plant cultures, to obtain in vitro plant stem cells that change from solid to liquid and from there to discontinuous systems. From small volumes up to laboratory bioreactors that are tailored to the needs of the reference markets.

in vitro plant cultures

 

Arterra has growth chambers with constantly measured parameters (temperature, humidity, lighting conditions, pH and oxygenation) that allow the plant cultures to grow under extremely controlled conditions. The scale-up starts from the seeds of the identified plant cultures, to obtain in vitro plant stem cells that change from solid to liquid and from there to discontinuous systems. From small volumes up to laboratory bioreactors that are tailored to the needs of the reference markets.

extraction

 

The extraction department has techniques and methods that are highly adaptable to specific needs, inspired by the pharmaceutical and food industries. It starts with biomass obtained from in vitro plant cultures and by-products of agricultural processing to obtain extremely concentrated bioactive molecules (characterized and identified by the advanced and modern chemistry laboratory). The extraction processes currently in use range from solvent extractions (food bioethanol) to ultrasonic extraction techniques, extractions with differential pressure.
The techniques carried out are all respectful of the environment and of the minimum consumption of water resources.

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extraction

 

The extraction department has techniques and methods that are highly adaptable to specific needs, inspired by the pharmaceutical and food industries. It starts with biomass obtained from in vitro plant cultures and by-products of agricultural processing to obtain extremely concentrated bioactive molecules (characterized and identified by the advanced and modern chemistry laboratory). The extraction processes currently in use range from solvent extractions (food bioethanol) to ultrasonic extraction techniques, extractions with differential pressure.
The techniques carried out are all respectful of the environment and of the minimum consumption of water resources.

filling of finished products

 

Once the bioactive reference molecules for the cosmetics, nutraceutical and medical device markets have been obtained, they are transmitted in hydrophilic or lipophilic solvents through the use of recyclable packaging and subjected to strict γ-radiation sterilization processes. This guarantees a controlled conveyance of the finished products under conditions that prevent microbial reproduction and which allow not to use the classic and synthetic preservative systems usually present on the reference markets.

filling of finished products

 

Once the bioactive reference molecules for the cosmetics, nutraceutical and medical device markets have been obtained, they are transmitted in hydrophilic or lipophilic solvents through the use of recyclable packaging and subjected to strict γ-radiation sterilization processes. This guarantees a controlled conveyance of the finished products under conditions that prevent microbial reproduction and which allow not to use the classic and synthetic preservative systems usually present on the reference markets.