IVAs 100-lista 2022
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan
Lauren McKee, Mengshu Hao
Hydrogels are an important class of biomaterial with superior water absorbing properties, flexibility, and strength. They are used in a range of products, but are produced using either fossil materials or biopolymers subjected to wasteful and polluting chemical modifications. Our innovative technology platform uses two natural molecules, a protein and a sugar, to create fossil-free and stable hydrogels with no synthetic components.
The materials breakthrough from GlycoLink AB offers a gold standard hydrogel from sustainable resources, made using low-cost and environmentally friendly processes. The gel is highly tunable and can be used in cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceutical products.