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imd-natural-solutions.com

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Acquired | Acquired

About IMD Natural Solutions

IMD Natural Solutions develops innovative nature-derived ingredients that protect and improve food and beverages, cosmetics, medical and technical materials. For health, nutrition and materials market IMD Natural Solutions has developed INS Glycolipid, a unique mushroom extract, with antimicrobial properties against bacteria, fungi, yeasts and multi-resistant microbes.

IMD Natural Solutions Headquarters Location

Dortmund, 44227,

Germany

49 231 97427400

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IMD Natural Solutions Patents

IMD Natural Solutions has filed 4 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Food additives
  • Carboxylic acids
  • EC 3.2.1
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Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

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6/8/2021

6/7/2022

Food additives, Carboxylic acids, Preservatives, EC 3.2.1, Yeasts

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Application Date

6/8/2021

Grant Date

6/7/2022

Title

Related Topics

Food additives, Carboxylic acids, Preservatives, EC 3.2.1, Yeasts

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Grant

Latest IMD Natural Solutions News

Sponsored Content: Growth potential

Sep 6, 2020

BY JESSICA AGUIRREContributing Writer, C&EN BrandLab Dacryopinax spathularia is native to the French Guiana rain forests. Credit: Adobe Stock WHEN THE small start-up business IMD Natural Solutions inherited one of the largest natural product sample libraries in the world after a buyout, its scientists knew they had a treasure trove. IMD Natural Solutions, which in 2017 became part of Germany-based Lanxess, had taken over a library that contained more than 100,000 samples culled from nature over years of exploration. It consisted of natural compounds, extracts, and organism samples stored in microwell plates in deep freezers and liquid nitrogen. The researchers didn’t know at first, but the library held the key to an innovative preservative that would eventually be called Nagardo, a name meant to reflect “natural guardian.” THE HUNT Though the team wasn’t sure how its search would unfold, it did know what it was looking for: a potent and natural antimicrobial that could become a beverage preservative. They focused specifically on fighting yeasts. As yeasts can grow with or without oxygen, they are a problem across the beverage industry. Using high-throughput screening to scan the library, the researchers identified 10 potential candidates. One of the most promising of those was an unusual sample: a little orange edible jelly mushroom, native to the French Guiana rain forests, known as Dacryopinax spathularia. “There’s a lot of untapped chemical diversity also known to be present in different mushrooms and fungi,” says Jens Bitzer, senior manager of technical marketing at IMD Natural Solutions. His experience working with natural sources led Blitzer to believe that fungi contained many unexplored bioactive substances. It didn’t come as a complete surprise that the best candidate for working against yeast was a mixture of glycolipids in D. spathularia. Bitzer and his team removed the mushroom cells by filtration and recovered the glycolipids from the filtrate using acidic precipitation. They then neutralized the pH and spray-dried the solution. Only water was used to solubilize the glycolipids, and the drying was done without excipients; that left a pure glycolipid mixture. Upon testing, the researchers found that the glycolipids functioned effectively against yeast as well as against mold and bacteria. The glycolipids destroyed the microbial membranes. As the antimicrobial glycolipids were naturally derived, they offered an ideal alternative to synthetic beverage preservatives. There is a growing need for natural beverage preservatives. Credit: Signature Springs NATURAL ATTRACTION The beverage industry has seen in recent years a surge in products that are considered natural and sustainable. “Consumers are looking for simplicity and transparency in their beverages,” says Nevin Barich, a food and beverage analyst for Industry Intelligence, a market research company. “Drinks that have as few ingredients as possible are resonating more with customers who are focused on health and wellness.” This preference is based on health associations that consumers make with the “natural” label and on their growing belief that synthetic preservatives are best avoided, Barich adds. Experts say consumers are more open than ever to trying natural products, especially if they represent an innovation. Consumers want foods and beverages “to provide a benefit that’s perceived as natural and intrinsic to the food,” says Joana Maricato, market research manager at New Nutrition Business, a consumer trends consultancy. “We’re all food explorers now. We embrace new flavors and ideas—none more so than young beverage consumers, who are open to a wealth of innovations.” DRINK UP Lanxess developed Nagardo as a powder that can be integrated into the beverage production process. The researchers were surprised to find that the fungal glycolipid extracts were up to 50 times as effective as synthetic preservatives at preventing the growth of yeast and mold. Nagardo is already being used in a new caffeine- and electrolyte-infused flavored water product, Kick2O, and Lanxess is in talks with other manufacturers. “It is a unique and long-awaited natural solution for the beverage market,” said Vijay Nahar, technical sales manager with Lanxess in the US. “It’s mixed into a stock solution, and that’s added to the batch tank with the rest of the ingredients.” Nagardo comes in a powdered form for easy integration into manufacturing workflows. Credit: Lanxess Because the glycolipid extract comes from an organism available in the original library, researchers knew Nagardo would be a sustainable option. The source mushroom can be regenerated with few external resources. After it is cultured, Lanxess scientists cultivate the fungus in large fermentation vessels. That’s the thing about nature: it reproduces itself. As the natural preservatives market grows to accommodate consumers’ role as food and beverage explorers, that potential for growth will be more important than ever. ABOUT SPONSORED CONTENT Sponsored content is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of C&EN’s editorial staff. It is authored by C&EN BrandLab writers or freelance writers approved by the C&EN BrandLab. C&EN BrandLab’s sponsored content is held to editorial standards expected in C&EN stories, with the intent of providing valuable information to C&EN readers. This sponsored content series has been produced with funding support from Lanxess. This site uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to our COOKIE POLICY .

  • Where is IMD Natural Solutions's headquarters?

    IMD Natural Solutions's headquarters is located at Dortmund.

  • What is IMD Natural Solutions's latest funding round?

    IMD Natural Solutions's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of IMD Natural Solutions?

    Investors of IMD Natural Solutions include LANXESS.

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