Client no: 1 Large Industry: FMCG Sector

Problem statement no 1: Biodegradable rheology modifier for personal care products

 

Preferred attributes A:

— Effectiveness in viscosity modification (large change in viscosity for small concentration)

Preferred attributes B:
— Biodegradable (as per OECD 301/302 tests)
— Non toxic in aquatic environments; LC50 > 100 ppm
— Water soluble or water dispersible
— Minimum use of fossil fuel feedstock; Natural or synthetic; Green credentials; High naturally derived index > 50%
— Not sourced from animal or insect sources; No GMO traces
—Good visual characteristics; Clarity

— Compatible with anionic or non-ionic surfactants

Preferred attribute C:
— Novel
 
>>>Metrics for key properties:
PropertiesTarget no based on a benchmark
Viscosity:  0.2% MUCILAGE @ 25 C (by Brookfield viscometer)13,000-30,000 cP
Viscosity: 0.5% MUCILAGE @ 25 C (by Brookfield viscometer)40,000-60,000 cP
Clarity, % Transmittance85 %

 

Problem 2: Biodegradable surfactant for cleaning or cleansing products (for hair, skin, fabrics etc) that can removes greases, fats etc at low temperature
 
Preferred attributes A:
— Emulsify solid fat, grease, protein, carbohydrates with low concentration ; Indicated by low CMC
— Be able to emulsify at 10-15C
— Save water in cleaning
— Save energy in cleaning

Preferred attributes B:
— Biodegradable (as per OECD 301/302 tests)
— Non toxic in aquatic environments; LC50 > 100 ppm
— Water soluble or water dispersible
— Minimum use of fossil fuel feedstock; Natural or synthetic; Green credentials; High naturally derived index > 50%
— Not sourced from animal or insect sources;  No GMO traces
—Good visual characteristics; Clarity
— Compatible with anionic or non-ionic surfactants
 
Preferred attribute C:
— Novel
Problem 3: Biodegradable polymer that leaves behind a sensory feel (slippery, smooth) on surfaces (hair, skin, fabric etc)

Preferred attributes A:
—Sensory attributes on surface; leaves a silky, slippery sensation
 
Preferred attributes B:
— Biodegradable (as per OECD 301/302 tests)
— Non toxic in aquatic environments; LC50 > 100 ppm
— Water soluble or water dispersible
— Minimum use of fossil fuel feedstock; Natural or synthetic; Green credentials; High naturally derived index > 50%
— Not sourced from animal or insect sources;  No GMO traces
—Good visual characteristics; Clarity
— Compatible with anionic or non-ionic surfactants
 
Preferred attribute C:
— Novel
 
 >>>Metrics for key properties:
PropertiesTarget no based on a benchmark
Viscosity: @ 25 C (by Brookfield viscometer)15,000-90,000 cP
 pH at 25 C 6-8.5
 
 

Client no: 2 Large Industry: Chemicals Sector

Problem 4: Manufacturing of C16-C22 range fatty acids, special interest in Isostearic acid through a chemical process by using novel catalysts or  bioprocess/ fermentation.

Problem 5: Developing and manufacturing the branched chain alcohols, called Guerbet alcohols.

Problem 6: Biofermentation or Biocatalytic processes in the oleo spaces for manufacturing the fatty esters (monoglycerides and diglycerides), Glycerol esters in continuous manner.

Client no: 3 Molecular Diagnostics Company

Problem 7: 1) Synthesis of oligos (primers) and fluorescent oligos 2) Setting up facility to synthesize oligos.

 

Problem 8: Development of multiplex lyo ready real time RTPCR master mix indigenously. The composition would include reverse transcriptase enzyme, Hot start Taq polymerase, buffer components and excipient for lyophilzation.