DERETIL VITATECH – Main Lines of Work

Deretil Areas de Actuacion

Deretil Vitatech focuses its research and resources to innovation and creation of solutions aimed to meet the growing technological demand of the industry. Deretil Vitatech is the R&D centre that collects, organizes and studies technological information for its implementation at the lab, pilot plant and/or industrial scale. Our capacity, experience and specialization contribute to the following lines of work:

• Development of new products and businesses.
• Development of new ingredients and additives with specific functionality.
• Product design, development and functional validation.
• Discovery of natural active principles that are effective with therapeutic targets: ageing, cardiovascular, metabolic syndrome, etc.
• In vitro and in vivo tests of product functional and technological validation.
• Improvement of existing products.
• Design, development and scaling of production processes.
• Obtaining of value-added products based on food industry sub-products.


  • Development of natural extracts and healthy bioactive principles.
  • Functional validation tests.
  • Therapeutic and functional targets evaluated by Deretil Vitatech:
    • Antioxidant capacity, protection against free radicals.
    • Antimicrobial capacity.
    • Cardiovascular health.
    • Ageing.
    • Metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
    • Obesity and weight control.
    • Neurodegenerative diseases.


  • Synthesis of allantoin derivatives.
  • Plant extracts with cosmeceutical properties.
  • Functional validation tests.
  • Evaluated functional targets:
    • Antiageing.
    • Cellular regeneration.
    • Sun protection.
    • Anti-inflammatories.
    • Preservatives used in cosmetics.


  • New intermediaries for pharmaceuticals.
  • Pre-clinical trials involving various therapeutic targets with Caenorhabditis elegans.


    Functional food:

  • Natural sweeteners and preservatives.
  • Inclusion and stabilization of natural products in food and beverage production.


  • Plant development biostimulators.
  • Design and formulation of products with specific functionality: disease control, pest control, etc.
  • New formulations for agronutrients.
  • Special fertilizers.
  • Bioinsecticides from extracts.
  • Ecotoxicity tests.

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