Chinova Bioworks has developed a natural preservative using mushroom chitosan. Chitosan is a biopolymer with a long history of use in food and cosmetics and is essentially a healthy fiber. With their technology, Chinova can take natural mushroom chitosan and formulate it specifically to target the spoilage microorganisms affecting each product. That's what’s really interesting about their technology is that they have the ability to customize the chitosan preservative to fit each product’s needs, where synthetic and other natural preservatives could never do that before. Customizing their preservative to fit each product means it performs better and reduces the cost to the producer, all while being natural and clean label.
Today, Chinova is actively engaging with early adopters in the food and beverage segment, and looking to move out into the cosmetics and personal care industry as well. Their platform technology suits the needs of multiple different industries; food and beverage, cosmetic, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
The goal of Chinova Bioworks is to solve the common problem of microbial contamination with a natural chitosan preservative.