In order to provide more evidence related to the unavoidable formation of PI by sources/reactions other than of Folpet, the relana-member Labor Friedle GmbH performed additional investigations and research activities, which will be presented and discussed hereafter.
Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an efficient method to treat various autoimmune diseases, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and graft-versus-host disease. It is based on the ex vivo inactivation of lymphocytes by 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP)/UV light treatment. Despite the adhesive, lipophilic nature of 8-MOP, no quality control is established for the ECP procedure.
Rosmarinic acid (RA) and caffeic acid (CA) are potent antixodiants and show antimicrobial activity against many fungal plant pathogens…In the future, a high content of antioxidants could become an additional selling argument for herbs. Therefore, a method to increase the content of CA and RA is of great interest for growers.