Allozymes claims proprietary tech will increase actives yields, boosts sustainability



Within the magnificence and private care market, the demand for pure components is insatiable. It stems from the overwhelming perception that pure components are all the time superior to artificial ones.

Irrespective of which aspect of the fence you sit on, there’s one truth we can’t ignore – pure components aren’t all the time essentially the most environmentally accountable choice.

“We wish naturals, however we’re killing nature within the course of,”​ stated Peyman Salehian, CEO of Allozymes, a Singapore-based biotechnology agency.

Talking to CosmeticsDesign-Asia, ​Salehian expressed his shock upon studying that it takes 10 tonnes of tomato pores and skin to extract three kilograms of phytoene.

“The query for cosmetics at the moment is: how a lot sources are wanted to shift all the pieces from synthetics to naturals? The reply is that it’s undoubtedly not attainable. In case you needed to do it, you would want land that’s 70 occasions larger than the earth itself. Even then, it might be higher to make use of these supplies for meals fairly than a beauty ingredient.”

This has led firms to “copy and paste”​ what they discover in nature utilizing a bioreactor. Nevertheless, this expertise is expensive and sluggish, Salehian continued. “It takes years and 90% of the time it fails.”

Salehian co-founded Allozymes in 2019 with the goal of growing pure components in a extra planet-responsible method, whereas additionally lowering price and time. The corporate’s is ready to take action utilizing its proprietary microfluidics expertise.

“We now have 200 occasions larger likelihood of success in comparison with the present expertise. So consequently, the engineering time is far shorter. So fairly than years, it usually takes two months for us to engineer one enzyme,” ​stated Salehian.

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