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Title: Encapsulation of dried yeast cells as probiotics by tabletting
Author: Pancholi, Shriya A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5367 5271
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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There is an increasing demand from the pharmaceutical and food industries for new probiotic products. Some yeast strains offer probiotic benefits, but it has not been possible to formulate them successfully into a tablet dosage form. Direct compression is regarded as the best technique for producing tablets containing dried yeast, however, the main challenge of tabletting a powder mixture containing yeast granules is the mechanical sensitivity of the cells. The objective of this work was to develop a rigid yeast tablet containing adequate numbers of viable yeast cells by optimizing the formulation to allow a relatively low compaction force to be used. In addition the mechanical properties of primary particles and granules were determined as an attempt to predict the compaction behaviour during tabletting. A tablet formulation was developed which exhibited tablets of an acceptable tensile strength. These tablets were further tested for friability, dissolution and storage stability to ensure it is fit for consumer use.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: University of Birmingham, School of Chemical Engineering ; Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TP Chemical technology