KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd has teamed up with US-based food-tech firm, The Live Green Co., to discover the use of plant components and know-how to exchange animal, artificial and ultra-processed components.
“We are all the time on the lookout for brand new improvements that promote higher well being in addition to like-minded firms we will collaborate with to improve our portfolio of wellness-focused merchandise,” Duopharma Biotech group managing director Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar stated in his speech at a signing ceremony right here at present.
The two events signed an settlement to collaborate to meet client demand for extra sustainable wellness foods and prescription drugs.
Leonard Ariff stated the collaboration will contain the growth, manufacturing and commercialisation of plant-only wellness foods and plant-based prescription drugs for Duopharma Biotech’s client healthcare vary.
The partnership will discover the growth of plant-based pharmaceutical merchandise by substituting components which can be animal-based or artificial, speciality product growth via analysis and growth (R&D) collaboration to create a brand new vary of plant-only purposeful foods catering for the unmet wants of sufferers with particular dietary necessities.
“The collaboration with The Live Green Co. will allow us to broaden the variety of plant-only wellness foods and plant-based prescription drugs choices to customers, thus increasing our market potential, whereas concurrently decreasing our carbon footprint from non-sustainable components and under-optimised manufacturing processes,” Leonard Ariff stated.
Duopharma Biotech’s collaboration with The Live Green Co. will see not less than two reformulated merchandise provided to customers by 2024.
Duopharma’s client manufacturers that can quickly carry plant-only or plant-based tags embrace Flavettes, Champs, Proviton, Uphamol and Naturalle, amongst others, Leonard Ariff stated.
The choice to exchange current components with plant alternate options is a vital step to realise Duopharma Biotech’s local weather efficiency purpose of decreasing greenhouse gases all through its provide chain.
The firm additionally introduced its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) dedication to obtain carbon neutrality by 2030, internet zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to exchange 50 per cent of single-use plastics with biodegradable ones inside its operations by 2026, with an emphasis on new know-how and digitalisation to cut back emissions extra effectively.
“There is a rising motion in direction of making more healthy meals and complement choices, and we purpose to be amongst the firms assembly this demand in Malaysia and in our wider world market,” he added. – Bernama