Evolva-Ajinomoto Personal Care Ingredient Pact Completes R&D Phase

Evolva, which expanded its fermentation-derived ingredient and intellectual property holdings through its acquisition of Allylix in November 2014 (Read more in P&F's February 2015 issue), said Ajinomoto Co. Inc. Japan has confirmed that Evolva has completed the first research and development phase for development of fermentation production routes for a natural functional ingredient with personal care applications.

The joint project is moving into its next phase. Evolva has developed a process that allows Ajinomoto to manufacture the target ingredient. In recognition of the progress and several new findings, Ajinomoto will make a milestone payment to Evolva.

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