Curie Co, an industrial biotech company, is on a mission to replace petrochemicals with biomaterials that are affordable and effective. The first step of that is the launch of an antimicrobial enzyme, which functions as a catalytic preservative. It’s...
In recent days the biotech company has announced deals with two enzyme producing businesses. While the bulk of what these companies develop and make will be directed to the food industry, there are implications and opportunities here for cosmetics and...
An EU-funded collaborative research project has developed a microreactor enabling cultured liver cells to be used as test samples, offering an alternative to animal testing, and enabling the assessment of potentially toxic substances on tissue in real...
As the natural trend continues, a European consortium has been set up with the aim of establishing and demonstrating environment-friendly production processes and novel cosmetic ingredients with a lower environmental footprint.
Global Bioenergies (GB), one of the few companies developing processes to convert renewable resources through fermentation, says it has created a metabolic pathway to convert renewable resources to propylene, a main hurdle faced by the packaging industry.
A bioactive molecule could replace UV filters in day creams and cosmetic formulations, allowing for the production of vitamin D in the skin while protecting against UV damage, according to manufacturer Induchem.
Biotechnology specialist Proteus has collaborated with Degussa to
develop a thermostable esterase biocatalyst that is said to provide
new applications for poorly soluble ingredients used in cosmetic
The research laboratory Bio-Technical Resources today announced it
is commercialising its technology to produce glucosamine by
microbial fermentation, with product availability in the first
quarter of 2003.