Our First Product


Capra has created the first 100% peteroleum-free Retinol. The successful production of retinol with the Capra Bioscience’s platform enables scalable, cost-competitive manufacture of renewable chemicals.
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Our Process

While today retinol is industrially synthesized from petrochemicals using fermentation, Capra’s bioreactors enable us to manufacture retinol using biology, the way it is made in nature.
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Our biofilm technology is ideally suited for producing hydrophobic molecules like retinol. We can manufacture molecules that are challenging to create via traditional fermentation, making it a compelling high-value product to demonstrate our platform’s potential.

Through this innovative process, we can provide companies with a path to sustainable products without compromising on cost or performance.

Fast Facts

What is Retinol?

Retinol is a form of vitamin A used in many anti-aging cosmetics. It is proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness, and even out dark and age spots.

Retinol currently sells for $3000/kg or more at volumes greater than 1,000 mt/yr. We strive to dramatically reduce the costs of retinol production and improve product quality and reliability – all while using environmentally friendly processes.

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Learn more about the Capra Biosciences Platform that we use to produce a wide array of specialty chemicals.

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We’d love to explore how Capra Biosciences can support your needs or current product line.

Capra Biosciences Team