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Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants
Poznan, Poland

 

Owner

State-owned research and development centre partially financed by the central government

 

Idea

The Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants is an interdisciplinary research centre with international standing, involved in complex research on obtaining and processing of fibrous and herbal raw materials.
The Institute is involved in a number of national and international research projects; cooperates multi directionally with numerous research centres worldwide; works for agriculture, environment protection, construction, transport, food and pharmaceutical industries and medicine.

The main fields of INF&MP activities:

  • Biotechnology,
  • Breeding new cultivars of fibrous and medicinal plants, agronomy and preliminary processing,
  • Extraction and processing technologies of natural fibres and their modification for textile and non-textile applications,
  • Agro-fine chemicals obtained from plants, nutrients and dietetic products,
  • New applications for oil cultivars of fibrous plants (dietetic and medicinal products),
  • Bio-fuels obtained from fibrous plants,
  • Development of renewable, biodegradable raw materials for industry,
  • Technologies of fire- and bio-retardants production,
  • Environmental protection in natural fibres processing,
  • Recipes and technologies for Polish herbal medicinal products,
  • Complex research on biologically active substances i.e. quality evaluation, development of analytical methods and their validation as well as stability testing, 
  • Pharmacological and microbiological testing of herbal raw materials and products,
  • Expert’s reports on new food products in terms of human health or life hazard,
  • Expert’s reports and consultations for state and local government authorities and commercial companies,

Target

In response to the demand for technologies and processing methods for natural fibres and medicinal plants in different countries all over the world, INF&MP is engaged in various projects involving transfer of knowledge, especially in terms of sustainable development.


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