Alice Wilkinson to Speak at the Bioactives World Forum

Alice Wilkinson - V.P. Nutritional innovation

Alice Wilkinson – V.P. Nutritional innovation

West Haven, CT – Watson Inc. is proud to announce that Alice Wilkinson, VP Nutritional Innovation at Watson, will be one of the speakers at the Bioactives World Forum 12th Annual Microencapsulation Workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The title of her presentation is “Encapsulated Vitamins and Minerals, Increasing Repeat Sales of Fortified Foods. “
Alice Wilkinson is one of the foremost industry recognized experts in the field of nutritional formulation. In this presentation, Wilkinson will explain selecting coating matrices in fluidized bed top spray coating, coating technologies, use of aqueous coating as pre-coatings, and spray drying to convert an oil based nutrient to a powdered form. Electron microscope photographs and illustrations will be used to explain the differences in the particles resulting from each of these technologies. The application for each technology and the benefits derived are connected to the unique characteristics of the particles shown.

Wilkinson will also outline the main reasons why formulators choose to use value added microencapsulation in nutrient premixes for fortification. These benefits include flavor masking, odor masking, modified release, and barrier coatings to prevent ingredient interactions and degradation. This presentation will also cover considerations which must be made in the selection of coating materials based on the positioning or market of the final food products, for example, acceptability of GMO materials and hydrogenated oils and whole foods ingredient requirements.

Wilkinson’s technical session will take place on the second day of the event, Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 11:00 AM.

About Alice Wilkinson:

Alice Wilkinson has been working at Watson for 15 years and is currently the Vice President of Nutritional Innovation. She attended the University of Connecticut where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her master’s degree in Food Science.

About Watson:

Watson is one of the highest quality suppliers of products and services geared towards enhancing human health and nutrition around the world. We are a leader in developing quality products and innovative ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries. Expertise in custom nutrient premixes, microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology allow us to develop unique formulations and products using Watson manufactured value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson see


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