Radient’s MAP™ technology is based on a method of transferring energy to a material that is fundamentally different from any other conventional process. MAP™ involves the selective and localized heating of the moisture present in all-natural materials using microwaves as the energy source. This results in a rapid buildup pressure within cells leading to a pressure-driven enhanced mass transfer of target compounds out of the source material. This mechanism for extraction is unique to MAP™ and results in very fast extraction rates and high extraction yield.
In addition, because the microwave energy is selectively deposited in the target biomass and not in the surrounding solvent, the mixture stays cool, leading to energy efficiency and reduced heat degradation of sensitive bioactive compounds. A further important feature of Radient’s MAP™ technology is the ability to control extraction time and temperature, both of which greatly affect extract purity and profile. Radient’s continuous-flow MAP™ extractor enables precise control over of temperature and extraction time, ensuring that any possible side effects of excessive heating can be minimized and that all material is extracted for the same time at the same temperature.