Upcoming NIH/USDA Event Looks at Nanotechnology and Nutrition

November 11, 2011

A workshop to be held in Bethesda, MD, on November 29-30 will discuss the potential uses of nanotechnology for nutrition.

A workshop to be held in Bethesda, MD, on November 29-30 will discuss the potential uses of nanotechnology for nutrition-including for “increasing nutrient bioavailability and targeting of bioactive food components for disease prevention.” The National Institutes of Health and USDA will jointly host the workshop.

According to the description, “The goal of the workshop is to discuss and evaluate the state of the science and to identify knowledge gaps in the use of nutrients (and bioactive food components) for disease prevention and opportunities to improve safe, targeted delivery and controlled release of these components to improve absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination through nanotechnologies. Another goal is to catalyze collaborations and stimulate ideas for diet and disease prevention research.”

More information on: “The Joint NIH and USDA Workshop on Using Nanotechnology to Improve Nutrition through Enhanced Bioavailability and Efficacy.”

Nutritional Outlook thanks the United Natural Products Alliance for the tip.