Progel is a spin-out company of The University of Queensland founded in 2009. It was formed in 2009 to commercialise the encapsulation method developed by Professor Bhesh Bhandari, a globally recognized expert in drying technology, dairy research and 3D printing based at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Compared to established methods, the Progel technology represents a step up in terms of simplicity, scalability, ease of use and small particle size. Progel is currently based at The University of Queensland and has access to top class research facilities including microbiology, sensory and formulation laboratories. We are assisted by expert chemists, food technologist and researchers. Our highly trained technical staffs have extensive experiences in probiotics research, food R&D and project management.
Progel Pty Ltd holds a food manufacturing license issued by the Brisbane City Council (BCC) and has access to pilot plants certified by both BCC and Safe Food Production Queensland (SFPQ), a statutory body established by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries under the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000.