April 25th is World Malaria Day. You might be asking yourself, what does malaria have to do with Biossance? The story began back 2003 when a group of scientists made a bold proposal to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: they had developed a technology that could produce a cure for malaria—and they wanted to create the treatments and give the patented technology away. The Gates Foundation agreed. This brought scientists together from Amyris, UC Berkeley, Sanofi and the Institute for OneWorld Health to produce millions of medications and find a way to distribute them where needed most.
Biossance is a clean beauty brand owned by Amyris, Inc. Each product in the skincare line features sustainable, sugarcane-derived squalane developed in our Berkeley labs.