It all started in Poland’s University of Gdansk where the breakthrough discovery was made – extracting a biologically active collagen from fish skin that is identical to human structure collagen. This discovery has revolutionised anti-aging cosmetics market.
Piotr Pakuła, a young successful businessman and a passionate biochemist concentrated on the biochemistry of proteins. This inspired Dr Jan Czarnecki, a researcher into technologies obtaining pharmaceutical components and creator of many drugs, to conduct research.
In 2010, at a laboratory in Finepharm Jelenia Gora, Poland. He extracted collagen from fish skins with an almost ideal biological purity. It was not, however, transformed into a marketable product because the problem of breaking it down by colagenase enzymes was not yet solved. This is a highly interesting subject for medicine, especially in orthopaedics.
Simultaneously, Dr Czarnecki’s team was looking for a form of fish native collagen which, while maintaining its biological activity, would at the same time increase its heat resistance.