Anomera is pleased to announce its collaboration with Professor Michael Cunningham and Queen’s University. Prof. Cunningham, who held an Ontario Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Engineering, is a member of the Chemical Engineering Department with a cross-appointment to the Department of Chemistry. The project, funded in part through a Mitacs Accelerate grant, aims to improve the performance of water-based latex coatings by incorporating Anomera’s bio-based DextraCel. Increased durability of coatings would have far-reaching impact across several industries, including a reduction in carbon footprint and overall environmental impact.Know more
The carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals developed by Anomera, a spin out of McGill’s Department of Chemistry, can be used in the cosmetics industry as a replacement for plastic and silica microbeads, which are found in almost every personal care and cosmetic product. .
Cellulose nanocrystals? It's not pulp fiction
Anomera is pleased announce a collaboration with Professor Marc Dubé, a leading researcher at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The project, funding in part through a Mitacs Accelerate grant, addresses the challenges in mechanical performance of latex-based pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs). Anomera’s DextraCel could significantly enhance the performance of PSAs, provide a more eco-friendly material and lead to advanced benefits to many industries including Pulp and Paper. This work will quantify the benefits and lead to further development of enhanced latex adhesives.
Anomera is proud to announce that we have received $5M from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) – which will take us one step closer to bringing our technology to market!
In today’s challenging economic climate, investments in cleantech and in Canadian entrepreneurs are more important than ever. We are grateful to be part of this exciting announcement today – and can’t wait to take our technology to the next level.
Anomera is pleased to receive patent protection in the US for its innovative cellulose-based pigment technology. Anomera’s unique invention is the first biodegradable platform for pigments and is applicable in many industries, such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture. The technology is the first of its kind to offer a color gamut by simple molecular blending of dyes on cellulose. This patent, which strengthens Anomera’s IP portfolio of 9 patent families with 17 granted patents, has also been issued in Canada, China, South Korea, and Japan.
Anomera in collaboration with LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika are investigating Concrete 2.0. As part of the LH Accelerator Anomera's DextraCel™ is being tested in France and Germany. LH Accelerator posted the photo and information to their website.
In supporting this industrial collaboration, Anomera’s Manager of Industrial Research, Amir Khabibullin, works closely with Ousmane Hisseine of the Composite Materials & Concrete Research Group laboratory at the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada. Together they are testing the effects of DextraCel™ - Anomera’s patented carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals, in cement pastes.
Anomera announces the selection of Potentia Ingredients Inc as the exclusive distributor of ChromaPur ingredients for the Personal Care and Cosmetics Market. Potentia has experience and expertise in the world of cosmetic ingredients including texturizing powders applications and complexities of formulations. They are particularly knowledgeable in new biodegradable modern products.
Anomera is pleased to announce its collaboration with Professor Arezki Tagnit-Hamou from the Department of Civil Engineering and Building Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke. The innovative research program is to be led Professor Tagnit-Hamou, a world-leading in cement research and the Head of Cement and Concrete Research Group and is expected to generate important guidelines and practical knowledge about the use of carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) from the Canadian forest industry as nano inclusions to enhance the performance and properties of a variety of cement-based materials.Know more
Anomera has been selected to join the international LH-accelerator program which is focused on supporting companies with new and innovative products for the construction industry. As part of this program LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika provide access to their R&D facilities to accelerate product development including testing and expert consultation. Anomera’s DextraCel® as an innovation strategic ingredient for stronger greener concrete will benefit from the LH services. At the conclusion of the program in May 2020 Anomera will formally offer DextraCel® as a new ingredient to LafargeHolcim, Sika and CCCC as an advanced material for the construction industry.Know more
Anomera receives $150,000 from the National Research Council through its Industrial Research Assistance Program. The funding helps further Anomera’s efforts in the commercialization of nanocellulose based replacements for plastic and inorganic microbeads in cosmetics.
A reliance on partnerships also holds true for Anomera Inc., a Montreal-based advanced materials start-up, that credits some of its progress to date with working with a global research powerhouse. The company is one of eight startups currently housed in the advanced materials hub of Xerox Research Centre of Canada, which provides access to high-tech labs, scientists, small-scale production facilities and other costly infrastructure typically unavailable to a fledgling company.Know more
Founded by Mark Andrews, Tim Morse, Monika Rak and Nathan Hordy, all from the McGill University chemistry department, Anomera has found a way to convert cellulose from wood waste and paper industry pulp into biodegradable, environmentally friendly, high-performance ingredients that can outperform microplastics, thus opening up access to the multi-billion dollar cosmetics and skin-care industries.
See more in the Minister’s 2018 Report on The State of Canada’s ForestsKnow more
Anomera, which converts naturally sourced, raw materials from the Canadian forestry industry into a proprietary, biodegradable, high-performance cellulose product, were doing a project with nanocrystalline cellulose materials that was aimed at replacing the plastic micro-beads that are found in cosmetics. They were working on the technology, and they had external investment, but the fellow that was leading the project was nearing the end of his thesis. The company, which had been investing, suddenly wanted more materials so they could start to experiment with the product.Know more
Anomera has been awarded a second Innovation House Chemistry Countering Climate Change award from GreenCentre Canada. The competition recognizes SMEs with technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Anomera Inc., an advanced materials sciences company that reinterprets cellulose as a multi-application materials innovation platform, announces that it has raised an additional $1.75 M USD in seed funds. These investments are by one of its current strategic partners - a globally recognized market leader in cosmetics - and by its new strategic partner – a global leader of forest product technologies.
Innovation4D is an event that connects the investor community with best-in-class startups focusing on advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and clean technology. The Mayor of the City of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie and the Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, Hon. Reza Moridi were also in attendance to mark the launch of the event.Know more
Anomera receives two awards from the Ontario Centre of Excellence totaling over $138,000. The SmartStart Seed Fund supports new ventures led by Ontario's next generation of entrepreneurs. The TalentEdge Program is a two-year Fellowshipto support Dr. Zhen Hu, an expert in nanocellulose,who is a PhD from McMaster University.
Although impressive, a $1.7M financing is not surprising for Anomera, the innovative Montreal-based company and RIC Centre client. Its breakthrough research in “green” chemistry and sustainable manufacturing makes this funding for scale-up well-deserved.Know more
Anomera Inc., an advanced materials sciences company that reinterprets cellulose as a multi-application materials innovation platform, announces that it has raised $1.25 M USD in its first tranche of seed financing. Anomera's initial focus is on ingredients for the multi-$Billion global cosmetics and skin care markets.Know more
GreenCentre Canada recently held its first IHC4 Competition, awarding the five most promising startup companies with the opportunity to further develop their greenhouse-gas-reducing technologies.Know more
What does tiramisu made with avocado have in common with cosmetic ingredients? Both are being developed by newly incorporated startup companies launched right here at McGill. Avocado Desserts, which uses avocado in unexpected and delectable ways, and Anomera, which has developed a proprietary technology to produce eco-friendly cosmetic ingredients, are both in a special three-month residency at Notman House, a startup incubator located near the corner of Sherbrooke and St. Laurent Boulevards...Know more