Challenge after challenge

Our laboratory is the heart of the activity, and that’s where experience and creativity fit together perfectly and give life to great results: our 100% biodegradable microcapsules.
Each of our projects is born from a specific need: whether it is a problem we ask ourselves or a customer request, the goal is always to introduce new technology to the market.

  • Quality

We collaborate with research institutes to always be on the cutting edge, on all fronts.
First, our priority has always been the search for solutions with low environmental impact. Thanks to this policy, we have developed solutions protected by patents, thus guaranteeing maximum quality and process protection.

  • Completeness

An all-round service: customized formulation of micro and nano-encapsulations, processing of prototypes, simulation of their operation, evaluation of release dynamics, consultancy on process scale-ups.

  • Flexibility

We offer a full package of services that can be customized based on the product you intend to create or the problem you need to solve. We often work by providing even just simple formulation, such as a series of analyses aimed at assessing the stability of an encapsulated substance and the substance present in it under specific conditions.

We are here to formulate the next project together. Write to us!

1. Research and development

From the idea to the prototype.

Feasibility study and prototyping: these are the first two things we dedicate ourselves to when we start a new project. But first, we listen to your ideas, your goals, the substances and materials you provide. How do your molecules behave in different situations? What do they need to be protected from -heat or acidity or maybe something else? How can they be released when we want to?

At this point, we evaluate the different technical approaches and test a large number of formulations, creating prototypes on a laboratory scale (30-50 g). The samples, after an analysis and characterization phase, are sent to you together with a technical report, awaiting your feedback. We then decide which stability studies to perform stress tests, release studies, simulated digestion in the case of nutraceuticals and food, cell studies and much more. Once the ideal solution is found, we move on to pilot production.

2. Patents and Licenses

Technological quality for all.

Through this formula, you can choose to be the exclusive users of our technology as regards your market of interest. This will allow you to differentiate yourself from competitors and will guarantee the uniqueness of your product. The large-scale production of the product can then be agreed and carried out at our partners, at a company chosen by the customer or at the customer’s site.

3. Pilot production

Just before the perfect solution.

After careful evaluation of the results obtained with the first prototypes, we select to optimize the winning approaches to prepare us for the pilot phase. What is it? It is the pre-industrial production phase: a sort of “test” with which we perfect all the parameters and verify the validity of the processes for industrialization, the last step before production.
Thanks to the systems and technologies in our possession, we are able to prepare the pilot phase with a production ranging from 2 to 25 kg, following all the procedures of large-scale production. This allows us to test the entire process under real conditions and to control how the formulation behaves within a context other than the laboratory one.

4. The Industrialization Process

A sophisticated success.

Once the testing phase is over – and all your requests are answered – the formulation goes on to the industrialization process, in which we are able to reproduce all laboratory techniques on a large scale. But more importantly, we are available to support you in case you choose to bring production to your facilities. Here, we transfer the right know-how to your team so you can manage all your processes step by step.

In the case of completely innovative technologies, we guarantee assistance in all phases of creation and production of the product line, finding the most effective, easy and profitable solution for your company. Unique and competitive products on the market: this is the result that our team has always aimed for.

5. IP Transfer

Total control.

If your goal is to have full control of the formulation and production, Sphera will also meet your needs in this through a proven method of transferring know-how to companies. We follow the process in all its phases, from the initial formulation to the feasibility and stability studies, up to the production on an industrial scale. In this case, the technological solution is owned by the customer, and what we do is to support you and your team during the know-how transfer of skills from Sphera to your facilities.

6. The ideas

Tailor-made solutions, from scratch.

Do you want to create an innovative product, but you still don’t have completely clear ideas? We at Sphera are able to design an entire project from scratch.

Starting from your business objectives or your ambitions, we will formulate together the best way to add value to your products or to create completely new ones. From the idea to the design, from the know-how to the marketing, we literally invent a competitive technological solution, ready to be placed on the market.