Proteins are biological macromolecules produced by all living cells. They are formed by a succession of simple components, the amino acids. Depending on the size of amino acid chains, they are referred to peptides (oligo- or polypeptides) or proteins. This family of molecules is produced by the expression of genes located into DNA.
Peptides and proteins play diverse roles in living organisms through their structure. They carry transport, defence, regulation, structural or signalisation functions but also handle enzymatic roles (transformation of substrates into specific products).
The Coraliotech technology also provides high purified proteins (> 90% of purity), distinguishing these from the so-called natural extracts.
Corals are marine organisms still under-studied and remain a potential source of large amount of active substances. They also contain a wide genetic diversity which is likely to provide a group of proteins with unexpected innovative properties. In this context, our products are generated from the expression of coral genes identified and provided by our scientific partners.
Among them, researchers of the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM) are particularly interested in the identification of structures and functions of proteins derived from coral genes. Through its technology, Coraliotech provides amounts of proteins required for their fundamental investigations.
Innovative coral proteins produced by Coraliotech are meant to enhance the drug pipeline of pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Pharmaceutical applications may relate to the fields of cancerology, biocides, antivirals, but also regenerative medicine.
Cosmetic applications concern a wide range of interesting properties in the field of dermatology such as skin protection, regeneration and moisturising.
Our scientific partners (CSM) supply us coral genetic sequences. These ones originate from species artificially kept and cultured in aquariums under controlled physico-chemical parameters. This dematerialised genetic information is used by Coraliotech to express proteins of interest. Artificial biological systems are used to perform such protein expression.
Coraliotech exploits these cell culture systems to obtain products identical to natural molecules and to reach optimal yields.
A unique purification process is elaborated and optimised for each molecule to get final product of high quality. This requires implementation of several distinct but complementary methods using successively clarification, concentration, purification and polishing steps.
The result of these processes are subject to rigorous quality control allowing to insure qualitative and quantitative aspects required for certification and final product release.