Ceapro harnesses the medicinal properties of oats to create a world-class natural health products. The Alberta-based biotechnology company extracts avenanthramides, a unique class of naturally occurring polyphenols, from oats to develop a wide range of products, from hair care, body creams and lotions, to antiperspirants, and more.
Ceapro’s scientists were the first to identify a link between the traditional relief of conditions such as itching due to cuts, scrapes, burns, and chapped or cracked skin, and the functional activity of avenanthramides. Beyond soothing irritated skin, Ceapro’s formula has catapulted the Alberta-based company into global success, creating strategic connections throughout the world on behalf of the province, and helping to solidify our reputation as scientific innovators.
While primarily known for its oat-based extracts, Ceapro is currently working on expanding its core oat technologies into new health care markets including functional foods, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. This requires the use of new technologies including processing unique oat varieties and a novel drying process to make dry powder formulations, which will further enhance our reputation as innovators. The new products are expected to target multiple indications including cholesterol management, inflammatory conditions, and dermatology.
So, next time you reach for your favourite product to soothe your winter-worn skin, take pride in knowing that you may have chosen a made-in-Alberta solution.
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