Bredsguard to head Biosynthetic Technologies’ new Food, Drugs and Personal Care Division
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Bredsguard to head Biosynthetic Technologies’ new Food, Drugs and Personal Care Division

Biosynthetic® Technologies announced that Jakob Bredsguard will be leading the new Biosynthetic Technologies Food, Drug and Personal Care division, effective immediately.

Bredsguard is one of the founding members of Biosynthetic Technologies and is named in more than 30 patents. He now helps support corporate strategy, commercialization efforts, business development, commercial sales and formulation efforts. 

Bredsguard received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He sits on the advisory board for the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of California, Irvine. He has served as an industry expert for the U.S. Government to audit federal research and development efforts. He volunteers to coach youth sports teams and looks to support families dealing with pediatric cancer.

“We are honored to have Jakob run our Food, Drugs and Personal Care Division,” said Mark Miller, CEO of Biosynthetic Technologies. “Jakob brings talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have him by our side as we continue to expand Biosynthetic Technologies and develop natural and sustainable products for different applications. Jakob is an accomplished executive who will lead this new division to success.”

Biosynthetic® Technologies will launch its first product line; BioEstolides™ at the NYSCC Technology Showcase in New York. BioEstolide esters are new renewable plant-based emollients that combine high stability and exceptional moisturization characteristics. They impart a light satiny and non-sticky feel, excellent absorption, and superior functionality as an emollient. The product’s excellent oxidative and hydrolytic stability properties provide considerably longer shelf life than other natural or naturally derived oils. In addition, BioEstolides exhibit inherent UV absorption properties, are renewable, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, halal, natural and fully sustainable. These highly functional “biosynthetic” oils are available in three viscosity grades and have numerous uses in cosmetics and personal care applications. 

“We are pleased to announce our new division and entrance to the personal care market space with our BioEstolodes™. In addition to these esters being sustainable and natural, we are proud to say that they are manufactured in a facility that runs on 100% sustainable energy,” said Bredsguard. “Our high-performance BioEstolides are a new, biobased alternative to existing raw materials and offer benefits that will have a significant impact on the personal care marketplace.”

Biosynthetic® Technologies manufactures a new class of bio-based synthetic compounds called estolides that are made from organic fatty acids found in various bio-derived oils. These highly functional biosynthetic oils have numerous uses in lubricant, automotive, marine, pharma and personal care applications and can be used as the primary base oil of a formulation, a component of a base oil co-blend, or even as an additive. In addition to their high-performance properties, these renewable oils are biodegradable and nontoxic.