One of the Solabia Group's major advantages lies in its scientific expertise, placed at the disposal of its creativity. This is exemplified in significant investments into Research & Development.
Converging knowledge is exploited though a team of high-level researchers, with organization of projects revolving around 4 main poles : biotechnology, fine chemicals, plant extraction and microbiology.
With its mastery of extraction, fermentation and bio-conversion techniques as well as chemical and enzymatic synthesis, Solabia launches new products and concepts onto the market each year, in areas as varied as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutrition and diagnostics.
- Fermentation involving the production of glucides or polysaccharides for functional applications and textural formulations.
- Enzymatic synthesis for the production of oligosaccharides, polypeptides and lipid molecules which have biological and structural properties such as the omega-ceramides found in vegetable oils.
- Enzymatic or acid hydrolysis for the manufacture of peptides, oligosaccharides, peptones and hydrolysates.
- Fine chemistry, without the use of solvents, completes the cycle used to synthesize the ingredients. In this context, the techniques brought to bear, with respect for the environment, harmoniously complement the array of processes deployed to obtain products, such as PCA and active ingredients, using clean yet very diverse technologies.
- Hydro-distillation, for the manufacture of distilled water charged with the volatile plant extracts (essential oils...).
- The traditional extraction process via decoction in water or via digestion in a solvent (propylene glycol or butylene glycol), resulting in hydro-glycolic extracts.
- Extraction into vegetable oil via digestion in a lipophilic solvent to obtain an oil extract.
- Cold pressing to obtain 100% pure plant extracts such as sap, pulp or vegetable oils.
- Specific procedures for galenic preparations with a milky or creamy texture combining the hydro-soluble and lipo-soluble portions of the plant.
- Bacterial culturing and detection techniques
- Biochemistry and bacterial metabolism
- Molecular biology