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Biotechnology, an unlimited potential

With its limitless potential, biotechnology is inspired by nature. Thanks to biotechnology, we can exploit the properties of living organisms without impacting the environment. In fact, it enables us to offer intelligent alternatives that meet consumers' growing demands for performance and sustainability. In our industry, biotechnology is based on the exploitation of the cellular and biomolecular processes of living organisms other than animals, with the aim of developing cosmetic products. Frédéric De Baene is Director of Biotechnology R&D for the Croda Group. I'm always curious and amazed at what nature has developed to evolve, survive and defend itself. Indeed, nature is extremely powerful and offers us its incredible capacities to produce molecules of interest. "

It won't be long before Croda presents its first functional ingredient derived from the biofermentation of micro-organisms. In the meantime, a report dedicated to this promising technology is available. It deals with the benefits, innovations, opportunities and obstacles linked to biotechnology.


Sederma, a leader in the design of active cosmetic ingredients, is a dynamic player in the biotechnology sector. With a third of its catalog made up of biotechnology-derived products, Sederma supports Croda in the development of biosourced ingredients.

Its confidence in the unlimited potential of biotechnology has prompted Croda to strengthen its innovation and production capacity in the field. In 2012, Croda acquired Italy's IRB, an expert in plant biotechnology, followed by Nautilus in 2018, a Canadian company working on marine micro-organisms.


The intelligent use of science through biotechnology enables us to offer consumers biobased ingredients that meet their expectations in terms of sustainability and performance. This approach is perfectly in line with Croda's commitment to be positive for the climate, the earth and people by 2030.

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