The better-natured
biotech company.

Creating New
Molecules For
A Healthier Future

A Natural

Evolution

We believe the next generation of products should advance the health of people and the planet.

With new molecules bioharvested from natural renewable resources, we create innovative ingredients that bring the products we love and rely on to the next level of performance, sustainability and better health for all.

Why we need new molecules

Making A

Better Way

To Make Stuff

From medical therapeutics to clean skincare to textiles that are healthier for all.

Performance
OUR
NATURAL
MOLECULES
Human
Health
Sustainability

We can’t rely on yesterday’s technology
to create today’s healthy, innovative and
sustainable products. So…

We’re Creating

Brand-New
High-Performance
Molecules that already help:

Expand the boundaries of biomedicine

Reduce reliance on problematic chemicals

Vastly increase product performance potential

Build sustainable supply chains

Take us beyond the limits of petrochemistry

Our Molecule Platform

Activated SilkTM
Biotechnology.
An Infinite Ability To
Protect + Enhance
Surfaces.

Better human health. That was the initial focus of Activated Silk™ biotechnology, the molecule platform we create from natural silk protein. 

Activated Silk™ has a nearly limitless ability to protect and enhance the barrier function of almost anything with a surface. In the world of therapeutics, we’re already unlocking its vast potential to create regenerative medicine biomolecules that will help heal the human eye, treat rare skin conditions, develop orphan-disease drugs and far more.

As we develop our therapeutic pipeline, we’re already using Activated Silk™ for healthy, eco-focused innovations in countless other industries, from fashion to agriculture and beyond.

Market

Biomolecules

With Activated Silk™ biotechnology, we’re unlocking new potential in biomedicine, from innovating regenerative and aesthetic medicine applications to developing silk molecules as a treatment for dermatological issues.

Market segments:
Dermatology, urogynecology, ophthalmology

Market

Sustainable Chemicals

With Activated Silk™, we’re creating sustainable, biobased chemistry for commercial use. In textiles, for example, we can naturally enhance and finish leather and make activewear with increased performance features, all with fewer petrochemicals.

Market segments:
textiles, architectural coatings

Market

Natural Ingredients

As a biocompatible ingredient in skincare and personal care, Activated Silk™ acts as a highly effective surfactant, protects and enhances the skin barrier, and offers a healthy alternative to harmful chemicals.

Market segments:
personal care, home care, agriculture, food science

Our Product Pipeline

An Evolution
In Progress

As we advance biomedical applications to make the world healthier in the near future, we’re also discovering countless ways to make it healthier right now.

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Dermatology

Urogynecology

Ophthamology

Textiles

Architectural coatings

Personal & home care

Agriculture

Food science

Exploration
Research
Development
In Market

Our Mission

Replacing
Two Million
Metric Tons
Of Questionable
Chemistry.

We believe in building a more bioharmonious relationship between people, the things they love and the world we live in. 2 Million And Change is our mission, along with industry partners, to create a healthier planet.

FACT

Harmful chemicals have worked their way into just about everything we touch, wear, clean with, play with, put on our skin, sit on, and so on.

AND

They’re causing harm to us and to the planet our kids will inherit.

BUT

Modern life doesn’t need all this problem chemistry. One day, we’ll wonder why we used it at all.

Right Now
Activated SilkTM
Biotechnology
Has the Ability

To Replace:

1,056,000
Metric Tons of
SLS/SLES

in personal care

560,000
Metric Tons of
Acrylic Acid

in personal care

1,000
Metric Tons of
Polyethylene

used for fashion

150,000
Metric Tons of
Polyurethane

used for fashion

2,950
Metric Tons of
Silicone

for personal care and fashion

Advancing this mission also contributes to these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Learn more about the United Nations SDGs for a better and more sustainable future for all.

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