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Anomera Announces Exclusive ChromaPur Canadian Distributorship

March 2020

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.

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Anomera announces collaboration with Université de Sherbrooke

February 2020

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.

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Anomera announces appointment of Vice President of Business and Corporate Development

February 2020

Anomera is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Roy Bonnell to the position of Vice-President Business and Corporate Development. Mr. Bonnell has over 25 years of experience in venture capital investment, finance and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Bonnell provides Anomera with the financing and management abilities necessary to rapidly advance to the next stage of its growth, the construction of a commercial-size demonstration plant for the production of its nanocellulose based replacements for plastic and inorganic microbeads in cosmetics.

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Anomera selected for LH-accelerator

October 2019

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.

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Anomera receives $150,000 IRAP award

May 2019

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.


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The need to forge partnerships in order to compete outside Canada

November 2018

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.

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Meet some of Canada's leaders in the forest bioeconomy

September 2018

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 Forests

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Xerox execs on how Canadian advanced manufacturing start-ups can scale up instead of selling out

July 2018

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.

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Anomera wins second $180,000 IHC4 Award

May 2018

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.


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Anomera Inc. Completes $3.0 Million USD Seed Round

January 2018

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.


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Innovation4D supports innovation in Mississauga

October 2017

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.

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Anomera Awarded $138,000 from Ontario Centre of Excellence

September 2017

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.


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Anomera raises Seed Financing to Reveal a Promising Future

August 2017

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.

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Anomera raises $1.25 M USD in Seed Financing

April 2017

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.

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Anomera wins $180,000 Innovation House Chemistry Countering Climate Change (IHC4) Award

December 2016

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.

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Anomera: Building Blocks for Green Cosmetics

October 2016

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...

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