The SynBio Biotech, Deinove (France), is hoping to break into the Carotenoid market for food, cosmetics and animal feed. Now, with their Deinococcus platform they have made several major advancements in their endeavours.
Carotenoids are part of the isoprenoid family, which is the main area of research in the Deinochem division of Deinove, supported by the Investments for the Future program.
Deinococcus bacteria naturally produce these carotenoids, which have a high-added value (as precursors to vitamin A and as antioxidants). Today, the molecules are sold in a wide range of Industrial sectors and it is estimated that the market will reach €1.6Bn by 2019.