Safe and eco-friendly UV Skin protection

Your future sun protection

UVERA is developing the next generation of healthy and eco-friendly protective substance against the whole spectrum of UV sun radiation.

Challenge

Challenge

This is Palau. It seems like another paradise island country.
But Palau was the first to look below the waterline. And they were terrified.

 

In 2015, Dr Downs discovered that oxybenzone, which is present in popular sunscreen lotions, has a toxic effect on coral reefs. Even at a concentration of 1 drop in 6 Olympic-size swimming pools. It has been estimated that every year more than 14,000 tons of sunscreens wash off people and go into reef areas only what increases coral mortality.

Pollution in the environment from chemical sunscreens result in a reduced resilience to climate change events, and even contribute to reproductively impaired organisms, including coral, fish, sea mammals and birds that can be locally extinct.
 
This research led Palau to be the whistleblower to ban certain sunscreens. Hawai, Mexico, Florida will be imposing similar restrictions soon.

Unfortunately, last scientific research showed that long term use of existing UV filters is harmful to the human body as well.

They may accumulate in human tissue and alter hormone levels by disrupting the endocrine system. Did you know that some substances in sun lotion that you trust may increase cancer risk?

Existing UV filters (TiO2, ZnO, OCR, OXY, BM, EHMC), that can be found in most popular UV protection products may cause DNA damage.

Only in 2018 - 1 billion of units of risky composed sunscreens were sold and 2,1 billion are expected for 2029. Each year tons of sunscreens end up on our skin and enter waterways. It means that WE ARE destroying marine ecosystem every single holiday.

This is just the beginning. So how to stop the pollution?

Mission

Mission

Our mission is to provide you with a natural UV protective substance which is safe for human body and environmentally friendly.

UVera is a fusion of innovation and interdisciplinary approach to UV skin protection. As a team of researchers and engineers, we are devoted to engage pure biotechnology to produce safe and effective UV protection. We aim to produce a substance which doesn’t harm any ecosystem or risk your health. All, in line with growing eco-awareness and Green Deal objectives.

 

Our mission is to:

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Provide safe skin protection from UV radiation and pollution factors
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Deliver potent, healthy and natural UV protector made in zero-waste process
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Protect ocean’s biodiversity and marine ecosystem
Why we are unique

Why we are unique

We aim to produce highly potent, full range UVA-B-C protector in eco-friendly way. Its production consumes tons of CO2 and release O2 and fertile biomass as by-products. Our natural UV filter is safe for health and environment.

Revolution comes with cyanobacteria

UVera developed innovative technology of cultivation of microorganisms from polyextremal environments. We enable biomass production, stimulation and extraction of pure products on industrial scale, providing cosmetic brands with unique new compounds.

Our patent protected microorganisms produce natural UV protector with the greatest known UV protection rate. UVera developments was awarded by European Commission of Innovation as “Green Deal” technology. We are consuming tons of CO2 to produce our UV protector and generating O2 and fertile biomass as the by-products.

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Natural UV filter safe for coral reefs, marine life and environment
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Safe for health and toxic free filter not penetrating skin
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Protection against full UV range
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Good for skin anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-proliferative
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Stable, doesn’t interact with chlorine
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Transparent on skin, no greasy or white film
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Cost effective: very low concentration needed
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Zero-waste process of production with oxygen & biomass as by-products
Our team

Our team

Our team creates a bridge between ideas and innovation, which is build out of interdisciplinary works of scientists and business developers from Poland, Spain, USA and Japan. We bring together subject experts in technologies related to microbiological culturing, process design, scale-up of new technologies, and translation of innovative ideas into commercial products.

Management board

Magdalena Jander

Magdalena Jander

CEO & Co-founder

PhD, Biotechnologist, Technology Scout, CEO of UVera. Experienced in developing projects merging science and business. Graduate of “Leadership Academy” – development program guided by Harvard educators and established by Center for Leadership.

Adam Kiciak

Adam Kiciak

CMO & Co-founder

MD, PhD, Medical doctor, scientist and entrepreneur experienced in clinical trials coordination and surveillance and expertise in IP protection. Previously medical advisor at Pfizer and Takeda.

Adam Aleksandrowicz

Adam Aleksandrowicz

Business dev manager

Experienced CFO, managing relationship and communication with investors from private and public debt and equity markets. Structuring of joint ventures and business undertakings. M&A including structuring of acquisition financing.

Scientific board

Jacek Wierzchos

Jacek Wierzchos

PhD - CRO & Co-founder

An expert in areas of geomicrobiology, ecology of microorganisms in extreme environments, electron and photon microscopy, and microanalysis and micropaleontology.

Carlos Vilchez

Carlos Vilchez

PhD - CTO

Carlos Vilches, an expert in microalgal biotechnology, particularly in the field of characterization and production of extremophilic species, and in the production assessment of valuable algal compounds for the food, feed, health and chemistry.

Maria Cuaresma

Maria Cuaresma

Senior scientist at BITAL

Her main research line is focused on the search of new and sustainable strategies for the production of interesting metabolites by mean of using microorganisms, and more specifically microalgae.

Chief scientists and engineers

Luis Fuentes

Luis Fuentes

PhD - Bacteria cultivation

Benito Mogedas

Benito Mogedas

Production Engineer

Alonso Cano

Alonso Cano

Bioreactor engineer

Dariusz Kucharczyk

Dariusz Kucharczyk

Professor dr hab. inż.

Bartłomiej Kozik

Bartłomiej Kozik

Chemist

Michał Łuczyński

Michał Łuczyński

PhD - Quality Control Manger

Veronica Beltran

Veronica Beltran

Lab Technician

Krzysztof Waskiewicz

Krzysztof Waskiewicz

Chemist

Anna Wrąbel

Anna Wrąbel

Project Manager

Regulatory and market approval

Andrzej Witek

Andrzej Witek

IPR And Licensing

Sheila Farhang

Sheila Farhang

MD - Board Certified Dermatologist

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EIT Health Catapult Award 2020

1st Prize for best Biotech Start-up
December 2020

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Alex Casta Audience Award 2020

During EIT Health Catapult Summit
December 2020

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My Company Poland Innovators Ranking

1st prize
September 2020

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BusinessWoman of the year 2019

Leader of Innovative Technologies
granted by Sukces Pisany Szminka Foundation
March 2020

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EIT Health Innostars Grand Pitching Contest 2019

1st Prize for best Healthcare Start-up
November 2019

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EIT Health InnoStars Award 2019

1st Prize
September 2019

Grants

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101009401

UVERA is a laureate of EIT Health InnoStars Award from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Opracowanie wniosku o Eurogrant planowanego do złożenia przez UVera S.A. w ramach konkursu EIC Accelerator.

Celem projektu jest wsparcie finansowe Spółki w przygotowaniach związanych ze złożeniem aplikacji konkursowej w programie Horyzont 2020 – konkurs EIC Accelerator Pilot.

Realizacja projektu pozwoli na przygotowanie wniosku i studium wykonalności niezbędnych w ramach konkursu EIC Accelerator Pilot.

Program Operacyjny Inteligentny Rozwój 2014-2020 Działanie: 2.3 Proinnowacyjne usługi dla przedsiębiorstw Poddziałanie: 2.3.6 Granty na Eurogranty

Wartość projektu: 280 060,00 zł, Wartość dofinansowania: 280 060,00 zł

Okres realizacji projektu: 16.05.2020 – 31.03.2021

The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund within Program 1.3.1 The Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020.

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UVERA Inc.
Jana Muszynskiego str. 2 suite 3.18
90-151 Lodz Poland
VAT: 725 228 51 12

Branch Office:
Calle Puerto no 53-1 A
21001 Huelva Spain

 

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