24-24 April 2023
Qmed+
REGISTER NOW
keyboard_arrow_left See all news

Recent News

30 Jan, 2023 /
Cirtec Medical
Cirtec Medical Acquires QMD™ Precision Components Business
Cirtec Medical Corporation acquires QMD’s Precision Components business
27 Jan, 2023 /
AMADA WELD TECH
AMADA WELD TECH to Highlight Innovative Solutions for Medical Device Manufacturing at MD&M West 2023
Reliability, quality, and innovation on display in booth #2935
10 Jan, 2023 /
Qosina
Qosina introduces Irradiate to Order service for single-use bioprocess components
Qosina introduces an Irradiate to Order service for its single-use bioprocess component ...
09 Jan, 2023 /
Qosina
Qosina Announces Partnership with ILC Dover and Expanded Portfolio of Liquid Bag Chambers
Qosina announces a partnership with ILC Dover, a leader in the innovative design and pro...
05 Jan, 2023 /
Life Science Outsourcing, Inc.
Life Science Outsourcing Completes Acquisition of J-Pac Medical
Expands into biomaterials and diagnostics end-markets, broadens service offerings, and s...
Evonik
/ 24 Feb, 2022
keyboard_arrow_left See all news

Evonik achieves major biotech breakthrough with a new animal-free and fermentation-based collagen platform

“This is arguably our biggest innovation breakthrough in recent years: a fermentation-based collagen platform that can effectively substitute the use of animal-derived collagen in pharmaceutical, medical, and cell culture markets.” said Dr. Thomas Riermeier, SVP and General Manager for the Health Care business line of Evonik. “We look forward to working with customers to develop the next-generation collagen products with an improved safety profile.”

Evonik's proprietary collagen platform features a triple helix structure and other biological properties that mimic many of the attributes of natural collagen so it can reliably interact with cells and tissues and be readily absorbed or remodelled by the body.
Animal-sourced collagen, currently the main source of collagen for use in life sciences, can be associated with batch-to-batch variability, potential transmission of diseases or pathogens, adverse immunogenic or allergic reactions, and non-sustainable sourcing methods. Evonik’s collagen is produced under controlled conditions via a fermentation-based process. In addition to being sustainable and suitable for vegan use, this process delivers an ultra-high level of purity that is easily reproducible at any commercial scale.

Evonik will utilize its established fermentation process technologies and global manufacturing network to commercialize the collagen platform for worldwide use. The Company's application, formulation and manufacturing competencies will also be used to help customers develop and commercialize their own biofabricated products.

The new collagen platform will also support Evonik's Tissue Engineering Project House, which was launched in Singapore in 2018 by the Company's strategic innovation unit Creavis, to develop advanced biomaterial solutions in regenerative medicine.
Processing. Please wait.
Loading...