SemBioSys - Overview

By: Sembiosys  09-12-2011
Keywords: personal care, Pharmaceutical Products, Pharmaceuticals

Our plant technology can be applied to a wide variety of product opportunities - including pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical.

Due to the inherent scalability and economic advantages of plants compared to existing production methods, our technology enables the production of pharmaceuticals otherwise constrained by cost and capacity barriers. In this way, our technology can provide global access to life-saving therapies.

Our current pharmaceutical product candidates include insulin for diabetes and Apo AIMilano for cardiovascular disease.

The same advantages that drive our pharmaceutical opportunities also apply to our non-pharmaceutical products, which include topical ingredients that are delivering innovation and value for personal care producers, nutritional oils (omega fatty acids) for use in a variety of consumer goods, and applications for agricultural biotechnology.

As our pharmaceutical products become partnered, we will work towards identifying new products for our pipeline.

Keywords: Nutritional Oils, personal care, Pharmaceutical Products, Pharmaceuticals,

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SemBioSys - In Development

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SemBioSys - Diabetes

We believe our plant-made insulin will offer dramatic reductions in capital and operating costs and provide an accessible source of insulin to meet this exploding demand. Discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration have confirmed that safflower-produced insulin is eligible to follow a shortened drug approval process.


SemBioSys - Personal Care

SemBioSys has developed an all-natural process to extract oilbodies from safflower seeds resulting in a base emulsion with superior hydration, skin conditioning and moisturization properties compared to traditional ingredients such as petrolatum or chemical and animal byproducts. Beyond the benefits as a personal care product ingredient, oilbodies hold the potential to act as a carrier and delivery system for pharmaceutical products.


SemBioSys - Technology

Our technology is built on two basic capabilities: the use of genetic engineering to attach high-value proteins to (the structures used by seeds to store oil); and extraction of oilbodies from seeds in a cost-effective manner. For the production of high-value proteins, we believe that our plant technology is unique among transgenic systems as it addresses both production and purification challenges.


SemBioSys - Heart Attack and Stroke

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke, are the leading causes of mortality in developed nations and by 2010, are projected to become the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Apo AI is the major protein associated with high density lipoprotein, or "good cholesterol", whose function is to remove excess cholesterol from arteries.