FOR A BETTER WORLD
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 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
Co-founded 5+ biotech companies (e.g. Biosyntia, Bactolife, Antag Therapeutics)
HENRIK DALBØGE, PHD
Industrial experience from
Chr. Hansen and Novozymes (20+ years)
LOUISE BAKKE, MSC.ENG
PROJECT MANAGER FOR PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
LEADING TO REGULATORY APPROVAL OF FOOD COLORANT
Are you an enthusiastic scientist with project leader experience, knowing how to lead process development and material production towards regulatory approval of food ingredients?
Do you have an understanding of toxicology data and regulatory submissions?
Do you have the knowledge and the determination to lead the regulatory approval of a novel food colorant by the EFSA?
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 the approval of our first food ingredient.
Chromologics is looking for a project manager for regulatory affairs to join our team and lead the approval process of our novel food colorant, ChromoRed. ChromoRed needs approval as a food additive by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Chromologics is a start-up company which has developed a fungal fermentation process for the production of novel colorants. We started out as a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). After winning the Bio Acceleration Academy from the Bio Innovation Institute in May 2020, we successfully closed our first financing round and are now moving into the Alfa Laval Innovation House in Søborg. Our pilot production is located at DTU in Lyngby.
Our first product is the red food colorant ChromoRed. Since ChromoRed is a novel molecule it needs approval by the EFSA before it can be sold as food colorant in Europe.
Becoming our project manager for regulatory affairs is the opportunity to be part of a young dynamic and highly motivated team, who wants to revolutionize the way we produce 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 orchestrating the approval process of our novel food colorant, ChromoRed.
Organizing production of sample material for EFSA
Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan for EFSA approval process
Identification of sub-contractors for required EFSA tests and activities
Stakeholder management (Regulatory agencies, sub-contractors, company management)
Assure that everything is in compliance with the given requirements
Facilitation and guidance of entire EFSA approval process
Monitoring the regulatory environment and helping to ensure that production of sample material, tests for regulatory approval and documentation of results are in compliance with regulations from EFSA.
Strategic coordination of all work packages included in the EFSA approval process.
Identification of sub-contractors for toxicological tests, and following coordination and communication
Prediction of resources needed for EFSA approval process
Track project costs in order to meet budget
Ensure the coordination with EFSA along the filing process
Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
The ideal candidate will have:
Masters's degree, preferably in Food Science, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy or a related field.
Knowledge of EFSA regulations and documentation requirements, particularly food additives.
Basic knowledge of toxicology
2-5 years of project management and related experience
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication (verbal and written) skills
Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
Ability to operate in multi-functional teams and fast-paced environment.
Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a dynamic work environment
Take initiative and drive completion of medium complexity projects with minimal supervision.
Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Please contact Gerit Tolborg (email: Gtolborg@chromologics.com, phone: +45 61 60 32 09) if you have any questions .
You can also read more about our mission on our webpage.
Application should be submitted in English as pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. Applications are to be sent to
Application (cover letter)
We encourage anyone interested in the job to apply, irrespective of gender, age, race, religion, or ethnicity.
WINNER OF THE BIOINNOVATION INSTITUTE’S ACCELERATION AWARD
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!
LEARN MORE ABOUT US AND OUR JOURNEY IN THE BUSINESS ACCELERATION ACADEMY
As part of the Business Acceleration Academy (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
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
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
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
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
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.
Chromologics received an Exploratory Pre-Seed Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for proof of concept of biotech food colorants.
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