08/31/2006, Vienna/Düsseldorf


Collaboration Agreement: Henkel and EUCODIS

EUCODIS GmbH and Henkel KGaA announced today that they have signed a collaboration agreement.

The collaboration will focus on developing a biocatalyst for Henkel's Laundry & Home Care business sector. EUCODIS will thereby apply its unique in vivo recombination technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.  

"We are very pleased that we were chosen by Henkel for this important project. It both confirms the superiority of EUCODIS technologies and underlines the professionalism and reliability of the EUCODIS team. It therefore represents another major milestone in our company development", commented Rudy Pandjaitan, head of the enzyme business unit.

"We see the EUCODIS technologies as an innovative extension of our in-house technology portfolio. The track record of EUCODIS in the field of red biotechnology is impressive. Henkel's aim is to use cutting edge technology for the development of our biocatalyst in the white biotechnology", said Dr. Karl-Heinz Maurer, Director Enzyme Technology in Corporate Research, and Dr. Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Vice President R&D/Technology/Supply Chain, Laundry & Home Care of Henkel KGaA.