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Givaudan Enters Cosmetics Collaboration with Amyris

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Givaudan and Amyris

Amyris and Givaudan have reached an agreement regarding the research, development and production areas of active cosmetic ingredients that they expect to demonstrate performance, cost and sustainability advantages.

The companies have been engaged in the research and development of proprietary fragrance ingredients for several years. Now, with the formation of Givaudan Active Beauty, the company sees opportunities for cosmetic innovation.

“The collaboration validates, once again, our belief that Amyris offers its customers the fastest time to market from target identification to production of multiple tons of high quality ingredients via its disruptive approach towards meeting partners’ requirements."

Over the multi-year agreement, Amyris will use its engineering platform to design cosmetic active targets and scale them at its manufacturing facility. Givaudan will then take over to exclusively commercialize the products.

“This partnership demonstrates three concrete steps fully in line with our 2020 strategy: First, Open Innovation, by leveraging external partnerships; second, Sustainability, by looking at different ways to source raw materials; and third, Active Beauty, a growing area of investment for Givaudan,” said Maurizio Volpi, president of Givaudan’s fragrance division.

“The collaboration validates, once again, our belief that Amyris offers its customers the fastest time to market from target identification to production of multiple tons of high quality ingredients via its disruptive approach towards meeting partners’ requirements,” said John Melo, Amyris president and CEO. “We are making our planet better, delivering consumers cultured ingredients that are better for them while improving our partners’ business performance.”