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Deinove teams up with Dow to develop bacteria-based cosmetic ingredient.

“This first collaboration with Deinove is perfectly aligned with our strategy of expanding and transforming our portfolio dedicated to skin care.”

French biotech company Deinove has announced a collaboration with US chemicals giant Dow (@DowNewsroom)for the joint development of a cosmetic ingredient derived from its collection of bacterial extracts.

In a statement, Deinove (@Deinove) said it owned a large bacterial collection that today includes more than 6,000 rare strains, collected in many different biotopes (hot springs, volcanos, lagoons, beaches, caves…) and on various substrates (nearly 600 samples of wood, water, plant, sand, etc.).

The company has developed original and patented methods for the selection and culture of these rare bacteria. Several of these strains have been qualified via Deinove ‘s cell biology lab according to their properties on different cosmetic activities (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration…).

Under the new partnership, Dow has selected one extract from Deinove’s bacterial bank. Deinove will now develop and optimise a dedicated production process and will ensure the industrial transposition and production of the developed cosmetic active.

Dow said it will leverage its expertise and cell biology laboratory in Belgium to qualify the cosmetic active and integrate it into its product portfolio. It is hoped that this will lead to commercial exclusivity worldwide.

Fabienne Bizeray, Dow’s Global Strategic Marketing Leader Skin & Sun Care, said: “We have chosen Deinove for its widely recognised expertise in biotechnology and valuation of rare microorganisms. After the launch of AgeCap Smooth in April 2018, this agreement will allow Dow to quickly develop a new natural cosmetic ingredient for our customers.

“This first collaboration with Deinove is perfectly aligned with our strategy of expanding and transforming our portfolio dedicated to skin care.”

“We are proud that a big industrial leader such as Dow has been convinced by our expertise and attracted by the richness of our bacterial collection. This agreement values the quality of our R&D approach and our portfolio of cosmetic actives.” added Emmanuel Petiot, CEO of Deinove.


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