Prospecting for compounds with pharmacological activity from traditionally ignored sources
KelAda leverages its expertise in pharmaceutical chemistry to partner with food producers seeking to extract additional value from existing workflows.
KelAda realises the untapped wealth which exists in an increasing list of renewable biological resources.
In some cases, these resources would hitherto been discarded as residues or waste. KelAda partners with food producers to seek ways of putting these previously ignored sources of raw materials to more productive uses – particularly as nutraceuticals.
Compound Screening – We screen raw extracts from existing food production/processing work-flows for pharmacological activity
Compound Isolation & Testing – We separate the constituent compounds from those extracts which show pharmacological promise and test them individually to identify “lead” compounds
Compound Derivatisation – We use our chemical and pharmacological expertise to chemically derivatise the “lead compounds” in order to fine-tune the Structure Activity Relationship of the molecule against a given pharmacological outcome.