Library of plant extracts
Plants provide an excellent source of chemically diverse compounds. Approximately 250,000 plant species are found worldwide that may each contain as many as 30,000 different chemical compounds with structures that are much more diverse than those that can be obtained through combinatorial chemistry.With more than 60,000 plant species and varieties, Holland has an enormous biodiversity, most of which is cultivated by Dutch companies. This biodiversity also means chemo diversity, Holland possesses a wealth of compounds, which can be used for a variety of applications. This collection forms a unique source of new compounds and active ingredients to use commercially.
Plants, nature’s treasure chest
With 60,000 plant varieties, The Netherlands (Holland) is a treasure chest of diverse chemical compounds that can be put to use in a variety of applications. Flower bulb varieties represent a unique part of this rich Dutch biodiversity.
Plants provide an excellent source of chemically diverse compounds. Approximately 250,000 plant species are found worldwide that may each contain as many as 30,000 different chemical compounds with structures that are much more diverse than those that can be obtained through combinatorial chemistry. Approximately one-third of the currently used medicines are based on compounds from plants. With millions of compounds still to be discovered and tested, plants will remain a rich and inexhaustible source of novel active compounds and extract for some time to come.
Extracts for screening
Holland Biodiversity has a library of more than 1,000 polar and a-polar extracts from bulbs, leaves and flowers of more than 200 flower bulb species, assembled in 80 genera and 25 families.
Polar extracts are prepared with methanol/water and apolar extracts with chloroform.
The bulb species collection represents a unique source of extracts and novel compounds with desired properties for commercial applications.
Natural products are still the best source for bioactive substances for life sciences, e.g. pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agriculture and food. Even in modern medicine, more than 50% of new medicines come from natural products. Many organisms are available for its uses, of which plants have the longest history as a medicinal source. However, when plants, including medicinal herbs, are used as a source of antibiotics, there have not been many successful cases for this development.
Holland Biodiversity supplies plant material from bulbs, leaves or flowers of a high and reproducible quality and in any desired quantity. The production of plant material is secured through flower bulb producers associated with Holland Biodiversity, that have an expertise going back many generations. The existing, highly efficient infrastructure allows the production under controlled condition in greenhouses, as well as at lower cost in the field. The choice depends on the product and its application.
Compliance with the strictest quality requirements can be provided by growth under GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) and by carrying out extraction under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). This ascertains the supply of uniform, high quality raw materials and extracts that are acceptable under any applicable regulatory regime. The flower bulb species in the collection of Holland Biodiversity are not subject to the Biological Diversity Treaty (29/12/1993).
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