A method to produce healthy oil


CUHK joined with South China University of Technology has developed an efficient enzymatic method for the production of healthy oil - diacylglycerol to alleviate obesity.

  • A method to produce healthy oil
Commercialisation opportunities
technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

Obesity and associated diseases such as diabetes have been closely associated with unhealthy diet. Nutricients have found that diacylglycerol, a natural form of oil, can reduce fat without changing the dietary habbit. This project thereby invents a new enzymatic production technology of the healthy oil, diacylglycerol, based on a new enzyme immobilization method.

  • Synthesis of enzyme-loadable hydrogel
  • Immobilization of diacylglycerol lipase onto hydrogel
  • Characterization and property determination of hydrogel-immobilized lipase
Key impact
  • This technology helps to improve the production of healthy oil.
  • Help the wide use of healthy oil.
  • Improve the life quality of obesity patients.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network. CUHK undertakes a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas, and strives to provide scope for all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry.