IMEnz Bioengineering finalist in Future Materials Challenge

IMEnz has been selected as one of the finalists in the Discover Future Materials Innovation Program organized by Ekipa . This program calls to develop new approaches or apply existing solutions in Ekipa’s Future Materials open innovation program. 

The program specifically aims to discover new Systems for the preservation of certified natural and organic cosmetics. With increasing safety concerns regarding the use of preservatives in personal care products, the demand for preservative-free, natural alternatives is growing. As a renowned natural & organic cosmetics manufacturer, Weleda is interested in novel and safe preservation-systems.  

IMEnz has submitted an innovative solution based on the application of unique algae and plant derived antimicrobials that can be exploited to improve the preservation of cosmetic products that was selected as one of the three best approaches. The solution is currently being evaluated with respect to novelty, effectivity and economic potential.