Allozymes claims proprietary tech will increase actives yields, boosts sustainability

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

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

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

Chatting with 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 right this moment is: how a lot sources are wanted to shift every little thing from synthetics to naturals? The reply is that it’s undoubtedly not doable. When you needed to do it, you would want land that’s 70 occasions greater than the earth itself. Even then, it could be higher to make use of these supplies for meals moderately than a beauty ingredient.”

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

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

“We’ve got 200 occasions greater probability of success in comparison with the present expertise. So consequently, the engineering time is far shorter. So moderately than years, it usually takes two months for us to engineer one enzyme,” ​mentioned Salehian.