Programs Anti-aging


Currently, industry analysts project the anti-aging marketplace will exceed $191.7 billon by 2019, driven by an insatiable demand to defy the signs of aging. While baby boomers spend more on personal care than any other age group and control about 70% of America’s wealth, young consumers are also taking more preventative measures to maintain their youthful-looking skin. Men are spending more on anti-aging products as well.

Despite the number of anti-aging ingredients available there is growing demand for new, scientifically-proven anti-aging products. More than ever, consumers are requiring data to support their decisions, particularly in Japan and the western world, and are driving the need for companies to prove that their products are truly effective.

With the skincare market forecasted to continue double digit growth in the foreseeable future, there is a significant opportunity for new, scientifically proven, safe and effective ingredients.

Sirona Biochem’s Glycoproteins

Sirona Biochem is developing an anti-aging compound based on the naturally occurring antifreeze glycoproteins found in Antarctic fish. In the late 1960s Professor Arthur DeVries established that the resistance to freezing temperatures in Antarctic fish was due to blood serum glycoproteins that protected the fish cells against the stressful Antarctic environment. Our studies have shown that these glycoproteins protect not only against freezing, but also against environmental stressors such as UV light, oxidation and nutrient deprivation.

Our patented anti-aging compounds derived from our proprietary chemistry technology can potentially protect people’s skin cells against many of the stresses presented by natural aging and environmental effects.

Anti-aging Project Status

Sirona Biochem has created a library of anti-aging compounds and has begun studies testing each compound’s effectiveness in anti-aging and conditions related to skin cell damage.  80% of visual aging is related to cell death; we believe our compounds can protect these skin cells from damage, allowing them to live longer.

  • In a previous study, Sirona Biochem’s anti-aging compounds kept 95% of the protected skin cells alive for 7 days compared to the unprotected control group where only 8% of the unprotected cells were still alive after 7 days.


Sirona Biochem’s expertise lies in creating innovative, proprietary technology which can be leveraged by leading companies within the cosmetic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical marketplaces. Our
technology can be commercialized in partnership through, but not limited to, the following types of agreements:

  • Licensing Agreements
  • Royalty Agreements
  • Acquisition of our technology
  • Joint ventures

For any additional information please contact Aleksandra Kasikovic at

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Product Development

While carbohydrate-based molecules offer immense commercial potential, we are focusing on three programs at this time.