100% WATER SOLUBLE · BIOCOMPATIBLE · BIODEGRADABLE
Melanin is the dark pigment that colours our skin, hair, and eyes. It has captured the attention of the organic electronics and biomedical industry for its ability to conduct electricity, heal bones and nerves, protect against radiation and more. Insectta's has produced the first 100% water soluble melanin in unprecedented quantities
WHAT IS MELANIN?
Melanin is a dark pigment found in hair, skin, and eyes. In nature, it serves as UV protection, camouflage, immune response, and an anti-oxidant.
Melanin's properties have earmarked it as a advanced material in the field of biomedicine and organic electronics. It conducts electricity, heals bones and nerves, protects against radiation, binds to heavy metals, and more - all while being biocompatible, or safe to use in the human body.
While abundant in nature, never has there been a way to extract 100% water-soluble melanin in large enough quantities to allow melanin's applications to begin commercialisation. This is where Insectta comes in, with our patented melanin extraction technology.
INSECTTA'S VERSUS TRADITIONAL MELANIN
INSECTTA'S BSF MELANIN
Traditional melanin is extracted from cuttlefish, fungi, or lab-made. It is costly to manufacture, water-insoluble, and only available in minute quantities. Insectta's melanin is the first to be offered at large quantities, with 100% water-solubility. We unlock melanin's potential as an advanced material with our patented black soldier fly melanin extraction technology
Unprecedented quantities - We produce 200x more melanin than industry offerings even at a pilot scale
100% water soluble - true water solubility opens up melanin's potential in biomedicine. We are the first company to offer pH7 water soluble melanin
Competitive cost - from an established supply chain and cost efficient extraction technology
Sustainably sourced and produced - wastewater recaptured and energy input reduced
Traceable from source to final product
Not widely manufactured - Melanin is scarce due to a non-existent supply chain and high cost of manufacturing
Not water-soluble - melanin available on the market are all not water soluble at pH7. Most must be dissolved in toxic solvents
High cost - due to non-existent supply chain, low-yield technologies, and cost-inefficient methods of production
Untraceable manufacturing process
FINDING THE MELANIN FOR YOUR NEEDS
Insectta is ready to commercially offer our proprietary 100% water-soluble black soldier fly melanin for use in labs, research, and prototypes.
We export our melanin from Singapore to research facilities internationally.
To place order, simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our sales team will get in touch with you.
MATERIAL OF THE FUTURE
Melanin's exciting applications in organic electronics and biomedical industries is paving the way for its potential as an advanced material of the future
Melanin's ability to conduct electricity and its biocompatibility make it suitable for wearable bioelectronics
Applications: Biosensors and monitors, flexible wearable electronics
BONE AND NERVE REGENERATION
Melanin regenerates bone and nerve cells, for quicker healing after surgeries or damage. Insectta's melanin has been proven to do so in-vivo
Applications: Bone and nerve regenerative scaffolds
When consumed, melanin can protect cells from radiation damage, whilst being 100% biocompatible
Applications: Consumable radiation protection in healthcare, aviation, or other industrial applications
Melanin can function as an electrical sensor that biodegrades over time, suitable for environmentally sensitive areas
Found in: Biodegradable sensors
Melanin can make supercapacitors even more powerful by adding pseudo-capacitance - an electrochemical storage of electricity within a supercapacitor.
Found in: Hybrid energy storage devices
PROPRIETARY AND PATENTED
INSECTTA'S MELANIN PROPERTIES
Our melanin exceeds what the industry has to offer in terms of water solubility and availability
100% water-soluble at pH7
Unique to Insectta's patented process
Small particle size - 100nm by DLS, <20nm by DEM
Unique to Insectta's patented process
High anti-oxidant capacity
On par with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Osteo-inductive - stimulates bone growth
High affinity for divalent ions