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Non-bleach whiteners for dental care

Country of Origin: Belgium
Reference Number: TRBE20160809003
Publication Date: 10 August 2016


A Belgian multinational active in consumer goods looks for non-bleach whiteners compounds or devices bringing breakthrough whitening benefits with daily use safety profile for dental care. Industrial partners or research centres are sought for licence agreement or technical agreement with the large account.


A Belgian multinational based in Brussels and active in consumer goods wishes to increase its portfolio of products with a solution which will enhance the customer experience. This would allow the company to broaden its current range of products with a new offer which clients can choose from.

With such an aim, this company is looking for non-bleach whiteners compounds or devices bringing breakthrough whitening benefits with daily use safety profile.

The company is looking for:

- Compounds or devices that:
* Are non-peroxide technologies with the ability to formulate into conventional oral care products
* Whitens teeth (delta b*> 2 in 3 to 7 days or delta b* >1 in 1 day in the yellow vs. blue L*a*b color scale)
* Removes or renders colorless all surface stain fairly rapidly (in < 1 week)
* Must result in homogeneous tooth color
* Are able to provide long lasting and noticeable whitening benefits over an extended period

- Product form could include :

* Paste
* Rinse
* Tooth strip

The company is looking for collaboration with industrial partners or research centres able to provide products, technologies or ingredients serving the specialized oral care needs listed above.

The purpose would be setting up a long lasting cooperation allowing the large account to comply with its internal strategy and for the potential partner to interact in a systematic way with the large account so as to have immediate access to forthcoming similar requests.

Actually, for the technical cooperation, this large account intends to work together with potential partners having the suitable technical solution coupled to the related expertise and knowledge in line with the technical specifications listed for the purposes of this technology request.

As for the licence agreement, should an already developed solution exist and be fully compliant with the technical requirements listed, the large account would envisage discussions on the terms of the licence use.

Expertise sought

Preference is for technologies where :

* Relevant technical data exists
* Consumer acceptance has been demonstrated
* Stability and compatibility data has been shown with common oral care ingredients
* Human safety has been confirmed or material is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)
* Patent protection is in place

The company is NOT interested in:

- Efficacy data without positive controls
- Delivery of actives that would require an extensive safety and regulatory approval process

Stage Of Development

Available for demonstration

Requested partner

Type of Partner sought: SMEs, industry or academia
Area of expertise : Oral Care products
Role of Partner Sought: depending on the product/ingredient/solution state-of-the-art, collaborate with the large account for technical collaboration or provide the technical solution sought under licence agreeement

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