The measurement of diversity

The analytical division of ADSI develops methods to determine the complex composition of plant extracts and identifies single compounds responsible for bioactivity. Analytical division not only shows whether natural products have an effect, but also how they work.

On nature’s path

The ADSI in Innsbruck is studying the effects of natural herbal products to disclose the secrets of medicinal plants. This know-how is applied to support the regional industry with product development and product safety.

Technology transfer and exploitation of academic research

The ADSI is an interface between academic research and industrial development. Results of the basic and applied research are further developed into technology platforms that are offered as research services or used for the development of new innovative products for the industrial partners.

On Nature’s Path

The ADSI was initiated by the analytical chemist o.Univ.-Prof.Mag.Dr.Dr.h.c. Günther K. Bonn, Head of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, University of Innsbruck, and by the cell biologist and physician Univ.-Prof.Dr.med. Lukas A. Huber, Head of the Cell Biology Division at the Medical University of Innsbruck. Both Prof. Bonn and Prof. Huber are the scientific directors of the ADSI.

Today, ADSI is a research enterprise of the University of Innsbruck offering its services for phytopharma, dietary supplements, phytocosmetics, nutrition and related industries. The main focus is on phytosciences as a core scientific field, where screening services are offered. Services developed at ADSI are the basis of three pillars strategy: 1) screening and product development, 2) mode of action studies and confirmation of cosmetic claims and 3) quality control analyses. The ADSI is now an integral part of the Austrian research landscape and works closely with numerous universities and research institutions, as well as with industrial partners in Austria and abroad.

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