About US


We develop innovative high-tech ingredients allowing cosmetic industries to formulate high-performance products


For us quality means: high-quality research, high-quality products, high-quality services.


Our target is to have satisfied customers worldwide. Our strategy is to become a working partner for our customers, providing concepts, support and innovative ingredients. We are also always open to receive ideas and suggestionsfrom our customers to jointly develop new projects, aiming atmutually beneficial growth.


Phenbiox is a spin-off company of the University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum A.D. 1088 – considered one of the oldest in the world. All the research and development activities are performed inthe labs of the “Toso Montanari” Department of Industrial Chemistry and in partnership with many University research groups. Phenbiox is therefore a young and flexible company that is also able to perform cutting edge research, taking advantages of all the University expertise and facilities.

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Our technologies are able to completely recover the phytocomplexes of plants with low molecular weights, therefore providing highly bioavailable active ingredients able to deliver a rapid effect when contained in a cosmetic formulation.Our products are tested in vitro and in vivo to substantiate their efficacy.

Made in Italy

All our products are Made in Italy!


RUISNET award 2007: the company was considered one of the 30 European best practices of Enterprise-University cooperation.
UNIONCAMERE prize as Best Italian Young Innovative Enterprise in 2007.
I3SME (Introducing Innovation Inside SMEs) European Project: in 2010 Phenbiox is one of the “hidden champions” of the 800 innovative European companies evaluated during the project.



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 XRAY crystallography lab