Amyris enters agreement for personal care product distribution in the Netherlands
April 9, 2015 Amyris, Inc. the industrial bioscience company, and Squalan Natural Health B.V., a privately held, personal care product company based in The Netherlands, have entered into agreements for the production and marketing of Neossance Squalane-based personal care products.
The partnership between Amyris and Squalan accelerates development and market penetration of skin care and personal care products containing Amyris’s Neossance Squalane, which is produced from plant sugars. Under this new relationship, Squalan will market and sell Neossance-based products to retailers and consumers, primarily in the European Union.
Amyris applies synthetic biology for the production of biofuels and cosmetics compounds. Neossance Squalane is advertised as a a 100% plant based emollient and is ECOCERT approved (http://www.centerchem.com/Products/DownloadFile.aspx?FileID=7037). ECOCERT is an inspection and certification body for sustainable development that is specialised in the certification of organic agricultural products (http://www.ecocert.com/en/our-approach).