Hi-Aspect specialises in developing protein based materials and products for the medical and life science markets.
The company was founded in 2015 by leading New Zealand biochemist, Professor Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ, having invented with her world-class team a range of revolutionary materials based on protein nanofibril technology.
Hi-Aspect is now further developing the technology and bringing exciting new products to the skincare and wound healing markets.
Hi-Aspect’s microscopic nanofibrils are derived from natural sources. They form a soft gel in water, which traps bioactive ingredients for controlled release precisely where they are needed. The fibrils also have a range of different physical attachment sites, which can bind and stabilise active ingredients in formulations for controlled release applications.
Size and shape
Very long and thin: 9–50 nanometres (nm) across and up to 1000 nm long
High surface area and surface-to-volume ratio
Form a matrix to stabilise bioactives for controlled release
Present a range of options for attaching active ingredients
Form a soft, stable gel in water and create a moist environment
Varying concentration changes the gel’s viscosity
Can be formulated as a gel, patch or film
Improved strength and performance over collagen and synthetic polymers
Customisable for new applications
Naturally break down in the environment over time