Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) comprise a group of natural biodegradable polyesters that are synthesized by microorganisms. In the industrial production of PHA, the polyester is extracted and purified from the bacteria using hazardous chemicals such as chloroform. Activatec has developed a greener and safer process to get high-purity PHAs.
Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) belong to the group of prebiotics. Prebiotics stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon. GOS occurs in commercially available products such as food for both infants and adults. Activatec is developing a technology to get it highly-purified free of lactose and other sugars.
Lactobionic acid is used in the cosmetics industry as an antioxidant and in the pharmaceutical industry as an excipient for formulation. Activatec is collaborating to produce it directly from whey through a biotechnological process