Draco Announces Strategic Partnership with Givaudan

Draco Natural Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative bioactive natural ingredients headquartered here in San Jose, CA, announces the formation of a strategic partnership with Swiss flavor giant Givaudan for the development of a new proprietary line of bioactive botanical ingredients.

Draco specializes in the manufacture of full spectrum standardized extract ingredients made from herbs, fruits, vegetables and mushrooms, and is well known for its expertise in creating formulas using the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with modern science.  Its innovative ingredients are popular in products ranging from dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages to skin and hair care.  Started in France in 1895 as a perfumery, Givaudan is the world’s largest flavor and Fragrance Company, with $4.7B in sales and over 10,000 employees worldwide.

Under the new strategic partnership, the two companies will jointly work on research and development of the new proprietary product line. It will develop functional botanical ingredients featuring TCM principles.  These unique ingredients will primarily be used for producing topical products to improve and enhance skin and hair health.

“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Jerry Wu, President and CEO of Draco. “Givaudan is a top notch company with a long history of innovating in fragrances and cosmetics, and our combined expertise will allow us to bring natural solutions for customers’ brands.” Laurent Bourdeau, Head of Givaudan’s Active Beauty business adds; “With this strategic partnership, we will introduce to the market unique products that have been designed using natural extracts, that follow the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, and that use all the knowledge of modern science.  It is a very exciting moment for us as it opens a new world of possibilities”.

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavors and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 4.7 billion in 2016. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 95 locations, the Company has more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Draco Natural Products, Inc. produces a full line of Botanical extract ingredients and formulas, including the industry’s only Full Spectrum Standardized Herbal Extracts™, Action Synergized Formulas™, Vital Spectrum™ Ratio Based Herbal Extracts, Draco BioVitality Fruit & Vegetable Extracts, and Vital Treasures™ Bioactive Botanical Ingredients for “Inside & Out” cosmetics and personal care applications. All extracts are produced in a Food GMP and ISO9001 certified facility, and can be organic certified to either EU or NOP standards.  All extracts undergo rigorous in-house analytical testing and are certified to meet customer specifications.