Global BioLife develops breakthrough in mosquito repellent fragrance

Global BioLife develops breakthrough in mosquito repellent fragrance

7:58 AM, 3rd November 2017
Global BioLife develops breakthrough in mosquito repellent fragrance
The 3F mosquito product is based on extensive research of botanical oils which possess mosquito repelling properties. (File photo)

SINGAPORE: Singapore eDevelopment Limited (SeD) said that its subsidiary, Global BioLife Inc (Global BioLife) has completed the development and testing of mosquito preventing technologies including fragrances, paints, and fabric.

In August, Global BioLife collaborated with Chemia Corporation (Chemia) to develop a suite of fragrances for medical applications, referred to as 3F (functional fragrance formulation).

In addition to 3F, the two companies have also worked together to create photonic mosquito preventing paints and fabric.

3F mosquito fragrance (3F mosquito), which is made up of specialized oils sourced from botanicals that mosquitoes avoid, has shown 100 percent repellency against mosquitoes in laboratory testing. Global BioLife contracted Snell Scientifics LLC to conduct the mosquito studies for the mosquito preventing technologies.

Global BioLife has entered into further collaboration with Chemia to co-develop 3F mosquito into laundry detergents, shampoos, and lotions to provide a revolutionary alternative to traditional mosquito repellents. The two companies plan to license 3F products globally to manufacturers and distributors.

The 3F Mosquito product is based on extensive research of botanical oils which possess mosquito repelling properties. When 3F is infused into products such as detergents, shampoos, and lotions, consumers will be provided with multiple layers of protection against mosquito bites.

Global BioLife and Chemia have designed the mosquito deterring fabric for use in outdoor apparel, hats, tents, and other camping gear. The mosquito preventing paints were designed as exterior paints for homes as well as commercial applications. These new mosquitos preventing technologies are non-chemical methods of repelling mosquitoes for consumers.

Developed by natural products scientist Daryl Thompson and formulated by Chemia, the uniquely-designed mosquito preventing paints and functional fabric both deter mosquitoes by chemical-free photonic means; a wavelength of light is emitted that mosquitoes avoid. Snell reported that Global BioLife's photonic mosquito paints and mosquito fabric both exhibit degrees of repellency effective against mosquitoes.

In addition to 3F Mosquito, Global BioLife is working with Chemia on the formulation of additional 3F fragrances to fight stress and anxiety and 3F for anti-viral medical applications.

"Chemia is very excited to introduce these sustainable and tested fragrances to provide natural alternatives to protecting consumers from the risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases," said Thomas Meyer, vice-president of innovation and sustainability, Chemia.

"We expect that these new techniques for fighting mosquito bites will be very appealing to consumers. We are providing unique and useful products, free of harsh chemicals. Due to the perceived toxicity of Deet and the avoidance of chemicals by consumers, Global BioLife's chemical-free products will have a direct advantage over traditional mosquito repellents," said Dr Peggy Tang, Global BioLife's CEO.

"The objective in the design of 3F Mosquito was to identify and create a suitable formula that was both pleasant and would excel in protective abilities against mosquitoes. We have achieved that goal. These oils are scientifically proven to affect mosquitoes' receptors, essentially making the mosquito blind to your presence. 3F offers a pleasant scent while providing layers of protection to keep people safe from mosquito bites," colluded Daryl Thompson, Global BioLife's director of scientific initiatives.

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