Bedoukian Research, Inc. and Ardra Inc. have collaborated to develop synthetic, biology-based, natural flavor and fragrance ingredients. The two organizations will work together to produce and market natural ingredients within the family of green leaf volatiles, with uses in food and perfumery.
Synthetic biology-based production has great potential as a foundational platform for sustainable biomanufacturing of natural aroma and flavor ingredients. Collaboration between Bedoukian and Ardra focuses on developing biomanufacturing processes with the goal of leading to commercial-scale production. The process for producing natural green leaf volatiles was developed using Ardra’s synthetic biology platform for designing and constructing novel biochemical pathways.
Pratish Gawand, CEO of Ardra, said, “Ardra’s proprietary pathways are more suitable for industrial processes and enable more sustainable production of food and flavor ingredients, in contrast to harvesting them from botanicals. BRI’s contributions prior to this formal agreement have been tremendously helpful. They provided critical feedback on our process, evaluated sensory qualities of our product, and advised on purification processes to yield food-grade final products. We look forward to the next evolutionary step in our relationship with BRI.”
Robert Bedoukian, president of BRI, said, “Green leaf volatiles are an important class of ingredients that are used in numerous flavor and perfumery formulations to provide green notes. Ardra has made significant progress developing its synthetic biology platform, and we look forward to working with Ardra’s team to advance the process further towards commercial-scale production of these ingredients.”