Pharmaceutical Applications Using Supercritical Fluids

Nature is a nearly limitless source of potential pharmaceuticals. Thanks to advances in Supercritical Fluids technologies, scientists have figured out how to extract medical compounds from many natural sources. These compounds are extracted cleanly and efficiently using Supercritical Fluid Extraction. One example is the cancer drug, Taxol, which was originally created from the extraction of Paclitaxel supercritically from the bark of the yew tree.

 

In addition to pharmaceuticals, many neutraceuticals, such as ginkgo biloba, are extracted supercritically from natural sources.

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