Arcaea has acquired Gadusol Laboratories, an early-stage company using synthetic biology technology.

Gadusol fits into Arcaea’s mission to use biology to unlock the benefits of natural molecules.

“Biology has created sophisticated mechanisms to protect ourselves from the environmental elements for millennia. Given the challenges facing consumers and companies on this front today, that is why this space has been critical from our inception. Arcaea’s acquisition of Gadusol enables us to bring this technology to consumers faster and represents the start of new ways of managing protection from the sun and other environmental elements,” said Jasmina Aganovic, CEO of Arcaea. “Gadusol is a strong example that shows when we embrace biology-first technologies, we can create no-compromise solutions to drive the future of industry foundational ingredients.”