The development of food products is increasingly innovative, as we are always looking for an increase in quality. However, products aimed to improve human health should be examined for biological and health effects. This is important, because the data provided on the labelling of products indicate the quantities of nutrients contained therein, but do not indicate their availability after digestive processes corresponding to the individual physiological conditions. In other words, they do not ensure that the nutrients contained in the products are available and capable of being absorbed and integrated into the consumer's metabolism.
The "Centro de Investigación en Tecnología y Asistencia del Estado de Jalisco", CIATEJ, has the Ex-Vivo Digestion Lab, which provides an innovative technology using a new tool called ARIS (Automatic and Robotic Intestinal System). ARIS is a simulator of the human digestive tract, which has been validated in clinical trials, which simulates the physiological conditions of the subjects under study. Subjects are represented by a target population such as children, the elderly, athletes, people with obesity or others. In ARIS, samples can be taken at any time, respecting relevant parameters of the in vivo experimentation without dependence on the use of higher organisms (animals). It can have application in various markets such as: food, beverages, nutritional ingredients, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals.
OF THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS.
Through the combination of mechatronic technology, microbiology, biotechnology and ex vivo models.