Gattefossé wins the INPI Trophies 2022 award in the export category

Yesterday evening, Gattefossé received the INPI Trophies 2022 award, in the Export category, at a ceremony organized at the Institut de France. This is a fabulous reward for Gattefossé, which has made innovation a pillar of its growth by conducting a coherent and long-term industrial property strategy.

The INPI Trophies: recognition of French innovation

Created in 1991, the INPI Trophies [National Institute of Industrial Property] reward emblematic companies of French innovation that stand out for the exemplary nature of their industrial property strategy.

This year, the Trophies honor fifteen SMEs and start-ups, which compete in 5 categories: Export, Industry, Responsible Innovation, Partnership Research and Start-up. The jury for the 2022 edition is chaired by Bernard Reybier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fermob, the company that won the Trophies in 2013.

An industrial property strategy to protect and perpetuate its ideas

Gattefossé’s innovation policy is based on two pillars:

  • Internal research, carried out at its Saint Priest site (near Lyon) and in its application laboratories in India, China and the United States by engineers and doctors in pharmacy, chemistry and biology.
  • Collaboration with public or private research centers abroad.

This strategy enables the company to carry out a wide variety of research topics, which feeds its portfolio of potential new products and enables it to respond quickly to market needs.

To date, Gattefossé has a patent portfolio of 18 families and 195 trademarks protecting products, manufacturing processes and applications for its two markets. The patents cover key countries such as France, Germany, the UK, the USA and China.

Innovations in ingredient development

Last April, Gattefossé launched a new natural plant active for the cosmetics industry, the result of a collaboration with a research group specializing in the study of the effects of genotoxic stress.
The product was rewarded by the industry at the 2022 in-cosmetics global trade show with the Bronze Innovation Award, in the best ingredient category for cosmetic actives.

Gattefossé was also one of the first suppliers of cosmetic ingredients to patent a technology based on hydrophilized plant waxes, technology that allows it to offer its cosmetic customers textures with unique sensoriality. This innovation has also been recognized by the industry with numerous innovation awards.

In pharmaceuticals, last year Gattefossé developed a new oil phase stabilizing agent in bi-gels, which was selected as a finalist in the «Finished Formulation» category at CPHI Worldwide.

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