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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.

 
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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.

 

CHROMOLOGICS FOUNDING TEAM

Chromologics founding team combines experience of cell factory design, natural product chemistry and entrepreneurship.

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GERIT TOLBORG, PHD

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ANDERS ØDUM, PHD

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HENRIK DALBØGE, PHD

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ASSOC. PROF ANDREAS LAUSTSEN

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PROF. THOMAS OSTENFELD LARSEN

 

CHROMOLOGICS OPERATIONAL TEAM

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GERIT TOLBORG

CEO

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ANDERS ØDUM

CTO

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PATRICK COLLOPY

Head of Product Strategy

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LOUISE BAKKE

Fermentation Scientist

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ALINA SCHMIDT-PFITZNER

Student Associate

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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THOMAS GROTKJÆR, PHD

Principal Investor
at Novo Seeds

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LAURI REUTER, PHD

Partner
at Nordic FoodTech

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HENRIK DALBØGE, PHD

Bioentrepreneur

 

CAREER

 

Food technology specialist

Are you an enthusiastic scientist with experience in food chemistry and/or food colors?

Do you have a passion for innovative food ingredients?  

Do you like to work independently towards developing new products, where you can design you own methodologies and validate proof of concept performance?

If you always wanted to be part of a start-up and actively shape the future of the company you are working in, then this is your chance to play a major role in developing our red food colorant, ChromoRed.


Chromologics is looking for a food formulation specialist in the field of color formulation.


We are a start-up company that has developed a fungal fermentation platform for the production of novel natural colorants. We began as a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In July 2020, we successfully closed our first financing round and moved into the Alfa Laval Innovation House in Søborg.


Our first product is the red food colorant, ChromoRed. ChromoRed will be introduced to the food value chain as a novel food colorant.


This job opening offers the candidate the independence and creativity to develop and test formulations concepts for ChromoRed to enable maximum performance in a variety of food matrices.

Becoming our food formulation specialist is the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly motivated team that seeks to revolutionize the way we produce and use natural colorants.

Being in a start-up offers freedom, agility, influence, and high impact on the development of the company. Your work will directly shape our business case and bring our product closer to market.


Overall, the candidate will be responsible for formulation concepts for color delivery and testing of these formulations in food prototypes.

Key activities/responsibilities:

  • Development of color formulations for different food matrices with focus on increased stability throughout the preparation.

  • Quantify and analyze degradation patterns of the ChromoRed formulations.

  • Develop color formulations for non-food applications (plastics, cosmetics, etc.)

  • Organize product testing with industry partners (introduce product, ship samples, coordinate results).

  • Stability and performance results from different stakeholders needs to be managed, compared, and validated.

The work requires a high level of independence, attention to detail, curiosity, and initiative. We are looking for a person who is creative in finding new solutions, but analytical in interpreting the results.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences or other relevant disciplines.

  • Min 2 years industry experience

  • You are well acquainted with formulation techniques, such as microencapsulation, milling and with multiple delivery forms (liquids, suspensions, solids, emulsions)

  • Broad understanding of application and food product development.

  • Have strong physiochemical understanding of formulation components and interactions

  • Experience in physical characterization techniques

  • Knowledge of the technical development and/or product development lifecycle, within a food and/or chemical-related organization

  • Strong commercial understanding to ensure all projects are undertaken with a view to final product implementation.

  • You are a committed colleague for whom a proactive, goal-oriented way of working is a matter of course.

  • Able to build strong relationships with key universities and industry partners.

  • Comfortable in a small, dynamic, and agile environment

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple workstreams

  • Self-driven in pursuit of goals, networking, and engaging colleagues to fully meet customer objectives.

  • Familiar with project management and stage gate process

  • Very good command of English- Danish and additional languages are advantageous

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Further information:

Please contact Gerit Tolborg (email: career@chromologics.com) if you have any questions .

You can also read more about our mission on www.chromologics.com


Application:

Application should be submitted in English as pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. Applications are to be sent to career@chromologics.com.

  • Application (cover letter)

  • CV

  • Diplomas


Deadline 31.01.2021


We encourage anyone interested in the job to apply, irrespective of gender, age, race, religion, or ethnicity.​

 

Student position in Business Development

About Chromologics:

Chromologics is a deep-tech spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

We had the first closing of our seed round in July 2020, and established offices and lab space at the Alfa Laval Innovation House in Søborg.

We developed a biotech process for the production of natural food colorants in a more sustainable way. We believe that fermentation derived colorants can disrupt the market because they don’t waste raw materials and farming space.

Our first colorant, that we want to bring to the market is ChromoRed.

Responsibilities and tasks

We are in a fast-moving phase where the company is developing rapidly. We are therefor looking for a student helper to support our CEO with business development related tasks. This will include the creation of high quality pitch presentations, submission of application for events and start-up competitions, as well as online research and many other ad hoc tasks. Furthermore you would be responsible for our social media presence on LinkedIn and Instagram.


The candidate will work closely with the rest of the Chromologics team. The candidate should enjoy working independently and taking charge of her/his tasks. It would be beneficial, if the candidate was outgoing and could potentially represent Chromologics at smaller fairs and other networking events. The candidate should also be able to graphically illustrate the results (PowerPoint) in a very high quality.

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an business- oriented education with experience and passion for life sciences 

  • Experience with the drafting of business plans and the assessment of different business opportunities

  • Initiative, reliability and drive

  • A passion for start-ups

  • Outgoing and proactive personality


We offer

Become a part of the Chromologics team as student helper, min 15 h/week. We expect that you come into the office to be part of our team.

Further information

Please contact Gerit Tolborg (email: career@chromologics.com) if you have any questions.

You can learn more about our mission here on our site, on our LinkedIn or Instagram (@We_Are_Chromologics).

Application

Applications should be submitted in English as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Applications are to be sent to career@chromologics.com

  • Application (cover letter)

  • CV

Deadline 31.01.2021


We encourage anyone interested in the job to apply, irrespective of gender, age, race, religion, or ethnicity.

 

INVESTMENTS

Series Seed

Copenhagen, Denmark, 01 September 2020


  • Funding Enables Accelerated Development of Fermentation-Derived Next Generation Food Colorants

  • Flagship Product Targeting 2$ Billion Market Opportunity for the Food Industry

Chromologics, which is developing innovative natural food colorants, today announces it has raised €1.9 M in seed financing led by Novo Seeds and supported by Nordic FoodTech VC and Vækstfonden. Chromologics just recently won the Bioacceleration Academy Award from the BioInnovation Institute in Denmark.


Chromologics, a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark, is set to change how natural colorants are produced. The company has developed a fermentation-based color platform for production of ChromoColors, its high-performing and sustainable food colorants. The funds will enable Chromologics to accelerate development and regulatory approval of ChromoRed, its flagship food colorant.


ChromoRed has the potential to be the first natural colorant that is exclusively produced by sustainable fermentation processes, instead of being extracted from plants or animals. Consumer awareness over food ingredients, the rise in veganism and the importance of more sustainable eating habits, has led to a re-evaluation of food manufacturing. ChromoRed is targeting a very significant market opportunity in excess of $2 billion, in an area of high consumer and industry demand. ChromoRed’s unique performance has been validated by leading players in the industry, and Chromologics is in ongoing discussions with a number of commercial partners to expand the collaboration.


Gerit Tolborg, Chief Executive Officer of Chromologics, said: “We are very pleased to welcome these strong and experienced investors to Chromologics. Their support provides validation for our strategy to develop better and more sustainable food colorants. They recognize the extraordinary economic opportunity in introducing lab-grown food colorants to the market at a time where alternative meats and food safety is a high consumer demand. This investment will allow us to accelerate the development of our flagship product ChromoRed and maximize the potential of our platform as we develop food colorants that meet the needs of industry and consumers.”

Thomas Grotkjær, Principal at Novo Seeds, added: “Our mission at Novo Seeds is to identify disruptive technologies, enable entrepreneurs to build companies and bring them to real inflection points. Chromologics has an excellent team which has developed a truly innovative platform with the potential to transform how natural colorants are developed. There is enormous demand from industry and consumers for these high quality and sustainable products and we have already had significant commercial interest from partners.”

 

AWARDS

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR - DENMARK 2020

NEWS

 

WINNER OF THE BIOINNOVATION INSTITUTE’S ACCELERATION AWARD

May 2020

As a part of the BioInnovation Institute’s Business Acceleration Academy, Chromologics participated in a DemoDay alongside five other startups. Our CEO Gerit Tolborg gave a 7-minute pitch live broadcasted from a TV studio. Based on votes from the viewers, Chromologics won the Acceleration Award!

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