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Investigation of Lactobacillus paracasei encapsulation in electrospun fibers of Eudragit® L100

Juliana Mikaelly Dias Soares; Ruan Emmanuell Franco Abreu; Mateus Matiuzzi da Costa; Natoniel Franklin de Melo; Helinando Pequeno de Oliveira

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Abstract: encapsulated probiotics represents an essential condition to be considered in new strategies for the controlled release of microorganisms. Herein, the massive encapsulation of Lactobacillus paracasei is provided by the use of alternative electrospinning technique. Is spite of the high voltage required for the production of fibers, a high density of viable cells is observed into the polymeric electrospun web, allowing the controlled release at targeted pH (characteristic of Eudragit® L100 polymer support). The reported procedure circumvents typical drawbacks of degradation of microorganisms under adverse conditions (storage, package and low pH) and preserves its biologic action after complete release from polymer fibers.



probiotics, encapsulation, electrospinning, food, Lactobacillus


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