Davos Life Science: Tapping the Tocotrienols Market
Davos Life Science Pte Ltd, Singapore, is a manufacturer that isolates and purifies natural tocotrienols for use in nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical formulations. Tocotrienols belong to the vitamin E group, and they are far more potent than the common forms of tocopherol. Vitamin E is a compilation of both tocopherol and toco-trienol derivatives. But there are significant distinctions in their chemical structures, prompting them to behave differently in the human body. Toco-trienols are mostly obtained from natural sources like palm or rice bran oil.
According to Davos, it has set new standards in the field of natural tocotrienols through its state-of-the-art isolation and purification facilities, which are housed in 9000 square meters of space. Furthermore, its team of scientists actively engages in R&D work, including cell line studies and clinical trials on applications of natural tocotrienols. In fact, Davos Life Science leverages its strong scientific and technology base and assigns a high priority to advanced R&D, as well as state-of-the-art plants and equipment to ensure environmentally safe and quality-minded production.
The company says creative thinking, dedicated staff and sound resources are the strengths it relies on for further growth. But it is the people at Davos Life that are the keys to its success. Its staff has extensive expertise in multidisciplinary project management, integrating the wishes and know-how of its customers at every stage.
Davos Life Science has opened over 1500 square meters of custom-designed research and development laboratories that support pre-clinical research studies relevant to the development of toco-trienols into nutraceuticals, drugs and active pharmaceutical intermediates.
Research studies are focused on pursuing the most promising applications in cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, neuropathology and endocrine-immune disorders. The laboratories are located at the Singapore-based life science hub Biopolis and include expertise in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and cell biology.
The applications of tocotrienols are growing fast. Today, the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry consume most of the available tocotrienols. However, with recent improvements in isolation technology and with growing numbers of clinical studies, the pharmaceutical market will become more dominant, the company says.
In addition, Davos has worked tirelessly on recent advances like mak-
ing tocotrienols water-soluble, which, the company forecasts, will lead to applications in the field of nutri-
water formulations. —R.W.
Davos Life Science Pte Ltd
11 Biopolis Way, BIOPOLIS
The Helios #10-01/02