The research group NatuRAPT of the University of Antwerp has a unique expertise in Flanders in the areas of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinal plants and Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceutical Technology. NatuRAPT is active in the field of medicinal plants, natural products, functional food science and formulation. This includes the isolation and identification of biologically active substances from medicinal plants, the development and validation of analytical methods, the evaluation of the health effects of herbal medicinal products and functional foods, and formulation- and process-optimization for innovative dosage forms.
NatuRAPT, Natural products and food – Research & Analysis-Pharmaceutical Technology, is a consortium comprising the Laboratories of Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Nutrition and Functional Food Science and Pharmaceutical Technology. This team of experts is active in the field of medicinal plants, natural products and food science and innovative dosage forms.