John Keells Holdings Signs First Ever Technology Transfer Agreement with 4Ever Skin Naturals – The Island

John Keells Research (JKR), the Research & Development and Innovation arm of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) signed an agreement with 4Ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd on March 15, 2022 and entered into its first-ever technology license agreement. Krishan Balendra, Chairman of John Keells Group, and Chandani Bandara, Founder and Chairman of 4ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd. have signed on behalf of the respective companies.

JKR has a mandate to create commercially viable intellectual property not only for the John Keells Group, but also for Sri Lanka, and Dr. Muditha Senarath-Yapa, Head of JKR, with a team of multidisciplinary scientists, works on all four areas composites, energy storage, biomaterials and mechatronics.

4Ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd is one of Sri Lanka’s leading herbal cosmetics manufacturing companies, specializing in products ranging from personal care, health care and safe care to local and international markets. trust.

Krishan Balendra, Chairman of the John Keells Group, speaking on the occasion, said: “Innovation is one of the Group’s core values, through which we seek to add value to our product and services in all our activities. We believe that the benefits of nanotechnology will go beyond its current applications and that today’s technology transfer will pave the way for more innovative and sustainable products to market.

JKR’s exclusive Silmetic TM technology will be used exclusively by 4Ever to develop a range of skin care products with enhanced properties. Silmetic TM is a cosmeceutical and cosmetic additive containing silver nanoparticles developed and registered by JKR. The line of licensed cosmetic products will be launched under 4Ever’s sub-brand, DermaPRO.

Ms. Chandani Bandara, Founder and President of 4ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd., said, “Nano-silver is different from other nanoparticles, and it has been known for decades for its use in various applications, including skincare products. consumption. It is a pleasure to partner with John Keells to develop unique nano-silver products in our state-of-the-art production facility under hygienic conditions in accordance with ISO 9001:2015, Cosmetics GMP 22716:2007, HACCP and Sri Lanka Ayurvedic at the BOI Industrial Estate. in Pallekele, Kandy”.

Nanotechnology is a cutting-edge scientific field that includes the design, characterization, production, and application of materials, devices, and systems where shape and size are controlled at the nanometer scale. The incorporation of nanomaterials into cosmetic formulations presents new benefits to the skincare industry by rendering products therapeutic and of a high quality finish with anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobials.

Silmetic TM is a sustainable technology in terms of material and energy usage, as minute amounts of Silmetic TM could provide lasting effects. John Keells Research’s goal is to improve the quality of life through science while contributing to the advancement of an innovation ecosystem in Sri Lanka.

John Keells Research is the Research & Development and Innovation arm of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), Sri Lanka’s largest listed company on the Colombo Stock Exchange, which operates over 70 companies in 7 diverse industry sectors. With a history of over 150 years, John Keells Group employs over 14,000 people and has been ranked as ‘Most Respected Entity’ in Sri Lanka for the past 16 years by LMD magazine. While a full member of the World Economic Forum and a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, JKH implements its CSR vision of “empowering the nation for tomorrow” through the John Keells Foundation and the social entrepreneurship initiative, “Plasticcycle”, which is a catalyst in significantly reducing plastic pollution in Sri Lanka.

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