Hi-Aspect provides topical formulations using its proprietary natural protein scaffolds to deliver active ingredients for skin and wound care. The skincare and medical markets have an increasing need to use natural materials with sophisticated functional properties instead of synthetic nanomaterials and polymers, which can be costly, toxic and persist in the environment.
The fibrils form strong gels that bind and release active ingredients in a controllable way, while holding them close to the site of action. With dimensions of 9–50 nanometres across and up to 1000 nanometres long, the fibrils have a high surface area to act as a scaffold. They can be made from a number of proteins and tailored to diffferent applications.