Clariant Active Ingredients opened its new facilities on the Sanofi BioParc in Toulouse, France on January 1, 2017. The location is home to a dedicated team, with vast experience in the field of active ingredients. Toulouse, as location for this Unit, was chosen in particular because of the area’s active focus on biotechnology and proximity to potential development partners and players in the cosmetics industry.
The Units focus is on extending Clariant’s portfolio of naturally-sourced products from BioSpectrum and Beraca with additional development of novel nature-inspired active ingredients. It has at its disposal pharmaceutical industry-standard laboratories for skin biology studies and testing, and biochemical laboratories where the focus will be on synthesizing unique outperforming molecules for unmet consumers’ needs.