Bioprospecting for Better Personal Care
The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, a national marine park 300+ kilometers off Brazil’s northeast coast, has been called the ‘Blue Amazon’ for the magnitude of biodiversity living in its waters.
Apoena Biotech, a research company and ingredient maker, specializing in technologies for microbiology, bioprocesses, agro-industry, and cosmetics has received authorization from agencies of Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment to collect samples from the Blue Amazon in an effort to identify biotech opportunities with applications specifically in cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance.
“We value and boost the development of Brazilian biotechnology from one of the richest ecosystems in the world, enabling the creation of unique sustainable products that help preservation, opening new opportunities for the development of innovative solutions,” explains Bruno Carillo, Chief Operating Officer at Apoena Biotech. The company was established in 2018 and is based in Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil.
The photos here shows how team members at Apoena are respectfully exploring the Blue Amazon in search of organisms that can advance the possibilities of beauty biotech and expand the company’s portfolio of solutions.