BIA (Brukerstyrt Innovasjon Arena) 2014

New Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing Products from Eggshell Membrane

Project ID: 235545

The core idea of the project is to establish eggshell membrane as a new source of raw material for developing wound healing products. Eggshell membrane is a promising source of wound healing ingredients due to its high content of fibrous proteins, such as collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and hyaluronic acid.

Biovotec AS has successfully established a consortium of outstanding academic and industrial partners with expertise covering the whole value chain from eggshell raw material sourcing to skin regeneration and wound healing product manufacturing.





The project objectives are to develop, characterize and qualify Biovotec Eggshell Membrane (ESM) as the key ingredient for skin regeneration and wound healing products, and to develop product formulations based on ESM. To do so, it is necessary to determine the potential of ESM to promote and accelerate wound healing by in vitro and in vivo experimental models. In this project, wound healing mechanisms are studied by means of a variety of cellular biological analytical approaches, partly supported by the research council of Norway.

Project duration: 4 years from January 2014.

Topic: Biotechnology


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Biovotec R&D program is co-funded by The Research Council Of Norway, since April 2014 for a duration of 4 years.


The project is focusing on the effect of eggshell membrane on chronic wound repair using both in vitro and in vivo models.


Biovotec has come a long way, in a short time, with very promising results.

“This is the first time that I have worked on such an exciting project. We have been learning a lot in a very short time which is exceptionally good and motivating. This is mainly due to our highly cross competent and enthusiastic R&D team which has brought the company a long way.” ~ Henri-Pierre, the project leader