FORPAC is commercializing a wide array of valuable biochemical products, ranging from fine fragrances to pharmaceutical additives. A recent market analysis suggested the Company's products have application in over 26 market sectors and 185 industries of the New York Stock Exchange!
Some of the potential applications that are currently being explored by FORPAC are:Anti-Microbial Agents & Preservatives
FORPAC is in the early stages of commercializing several important tropolone compounds known for their potent anti-microbial activity. In several recent papers, tropolones such as Hinokitiol and Nootkatin have displayed broad-spectrum anti-microbial activity against a range of problematic pathogens, including virulent strains of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
and Candida albicans
Pesticides & Insect Repellents
FORPAC is in the early stages of targeting two compounds that have displayed strong activity against a number of arthropods and have commercial application as preventative controls for vector-borne diseases. The eremophilane compound, Epinootkatol, has shown strong activity as a pesticide against Ixodes scapularis
, which is the causative agent of Lyme Disease. Similarly, the tropilidene derivative Thuja Amide, has been demonstrated to outperform DEET as a control for the prominent mosquito species, Aedes aegypti
.Fine Fragrances & Flavours
FORPAC is also producing a large number of different fine fragrance and flavor compounds. The Company has developed methods for the purification of alpha-Thujone, an important aroma chemical that is used in major commercial fragrances such as those by Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss. FORPAC is also commercializing the compound Nootkatone, which is a critical flavoring ingredient that imparts a very desirable citrus-flavor to food and beverage products.