OUR technology

In our modern, highly synthetic world, chemistry has continually pushed the boundaries of what was once deemed possible. However, it has come at a catastrophic environmental cost. Our focus must now shift towards the profound wisdom inherent in nature, a realm that operates in ways far beyond the reach of synthetic creations.

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The Pressing Issue

By closely observing the intricate properties of the natural world and harnessing its intricate biological processes, we have the potential to craft groundbreaking products and innovations. This is the authentic beauty of nature, a source of endless inspiration and potential.

The underpinning pillars of Octarine's scientific brilliance are two technologies: cell factory engineering and precision fermentation, and enzymatic enhancement. These empower us to usher in a new era where natural ingredients can be made accessible on a commercial scale for the very first time. Moreover, they enable us to enhance these ingredients’ inherent qualities when needed, to overcome the barriers that have hindered their commercialisation. With each new breakthrough we make, we’re not just pushing the boundaries; we’re redefining what’s possible.

cell-factory engineering
globally accessible process

Cell-factory Engineering

& Precision Fermentation

manufacturing process

Biology is truly a beautiful thing. The path to positive change is founded in our technical know-how. We excel in cell-factory engineering and precision fermentation. This enables us to design custom-made microbes producing a wide array of bio-based ingredients by fermentation, such as textile dyes, skincare ingredients, health supplements, and many other new and innovative products. This process uses only renewable resources, releases significantly less CO2, and uses significantly fewer resources than legacy technology.

Our manufacturing process is extensive, with multiple steps along the way, but due to the modularity of the workflow, it means that we don’t always have to go back and start over. We can explore more effectively and more efficiently. That’s the beauty of it, and it’s this that helps our processes become cost-effective. Fermentation’s allure also lies in its long-standing familiarity, making it an adaptable and globally accessible process that can be seamlessly integrated into commercial partners’ supply chains.

enzyme technology

Enzymatic Enhancement

We’re inspired by nature, to protect nature. But to go beyond what nature can provide, we develop advanced enzyme technology to precisely modify natural ingredients to create new and improved products with enhanced and optimised properties. Using our proprietary enzyme technology, we've successfully improved the solubility, stability, and bioavailability of natural ingredients, which provides improved, value-added products. Our workflow starts with an enzyme library screening, which then continues onto our tailored bioprocess, followed by a screening process to validate the improved properties.