NATURAL COLORS
FOR A BETTER WORLD

 
 
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INTRODUCTION

Chromologics is a Danish biotech spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark. We have developed a fungal biotech platform for the production of novel, natural colorants.

Our proprietary fermentation process allows us to be first movers to introduce lab-grown food colorants to the market.

Our production is sustainable, scalable and cost-competitive. Unlike other existing natural colors, our colorants are not extracted from high value raw materials like fruit and vegetables, but produced by our wild type cell factory.


Our fungal strains are non-GMO and our pigments are compatible with most dietary needs, including kosher, halal, and vegan diets.

Sustainable colors made by nature.

 

CHROMORED

 

ChromoRed is the first in a new generation of colorants. It is the food colorant of the future. ChromoRed is novel and unique. ChromoRed is natural. It will replace current natural red food colorants like carmine and betanin.


ChromoRed performs excellent over a broad range of pH values and under high temperature treatment. By using ChromoRed, there is no consumer restriction as our colorant is compatible with vegan, kosher and halal diets.


By using ChromoRed, your food product will look appealing every step of the way while helping for a more sustainable future. ChromoRed is produced by biotech. Unlike other natural colorants, the production of ChromoRed is independent of harvest seasons.


Due to its high color intensity, ChromoRed has a lower cost-in-use than carmine and betanin.

 

THE CHROMOLOGICS TEAM

The Founding Team

GERIT TOLBORG, PHD

CEO & Co-founder

Graduate from INSEAD program

ANDERS ØDUM, PHD

CSO & Co-Founder

PhD in cell factory design from Novo Nordisk

PROF. THOMAS OSTENFELD LARSEN

Co-Inventor & Scientific Advisor

Leader of the research group “Natural product chemistry” at DTU

ASSOC. PROF ANDREAS LAUSTSEN

Serial bio-entrepreneur

Co-founded 5+ biotech companies (e.g. Biosyntia, Bactolife, Antag Therapeutics)

HENRIK DALBØGE, PHD

Strategic Advisor

Industrial experience from
Chr. Hansen and Novozymes (20+ years)

 

TECHNICAL STAFF

LOUISE BAKKE, MSC.ENG

Fermentation Scientist

 

AWARDS

 

Nordic Cleantech Open 2020

TOP 25 MOST INNOVATIVE START-UPS

NEWS

LEARN MORE ABOUT US AND OUR JOURNEY IN THE BUSINESS ACCELERATION ACADEMY

April 2020

As part of the Business Acceleration (BAA), the BioInnovation Institute has put together a small piece on us. Our CEO Gerit Tolbrog shares how it all started, our journey in the program and hopes for the future.

ACCEPTED INTO THE BUSINESS ACCELERATION ACADEMY AT BIOINNOVATION INSTITUTE

February 2020

Chromologics is among the six start-ups participating in the Business Acceleration Academy (BAA) at the BioInnovation Institute. This opportunity will allow us to strengthen our business plan and get our sustainable colorant ChromoRed closer to market.

RECEIVES INNOBOOSTER GRANT FOR PILOT SCALE-UP

September 2018

Chromologics has received an Innobooster grant from Innovation Fund Denmark. The InnoBooster grant is to be used for pilot plant scale-up for our production processes. We are very pleased, as this grant will allow us to strengthen our scale-up activities – creating a sustainable and competitive production of ChromoRed

RECEIVES PRE-SEED GRANT
TO ACCELERATE COMMERCIALIZATION

April 2018

Chromologics started 2018 off by receiving a Pre-Seed Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The pre-seed grant is to be used to accelerate research and commercialization of ChromoColors.

WINNER OF THE START-UP INNOVATION CHALLENGE AT FOOD INGREDIENTS EUROPE

November 2017

Chromologics along with 9 other finalists were selected to pitch in front of a panel of experts and investors in Frankfurt at FIE 2017. Chromologics won the Best Innovation Award where the judges were impressed with the potential and energy of Chromologics.

COMPANY PRESENTATION AT EUROPEAN FOOD VENTURE FORUM

August 2017

Chromologics was selected to present at the European Food Venture Forum in Aarhus, Denmark. The European Food Venture Forum offers a unique platform for food high-growth companies, technology corporations, and international investors to exchange knowledge and build lasting business co-operations.

RECEIVES EXPLORATORY
PRE-SEED GRANT
FOR PROOF-OF-CONCEPT

December 2016

Chromologics received an Exploratory Pre-Seed Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for proof of concept of biotech foodcolorants.

RECEIVES PROOF-OF-CONCEPT GRANT FROM DTU

December 2016

Chromologics received a Proof-of-Concept Grant from the Technical University of Denmark to validate our commercialization potential.

 

GET IN TOUCH

Ole Maaløes Vej 3, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

 

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