Invisible technology, visible effects

Insignes Labs is a company developing innovative antimicrobial additives to protect wide range of materials from microorganisms like bacteria, algae, fungi and molds.

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Who we are

Insignes Labs is an innovative startup company that develops strategies for novel components using specialty chemistry. Designed by our team, our additives aim to enhance biocidal effectiveness of selected active substances. Insignes Labs technology was tested against a broad range of unwanted bacteria and fungi, over 40 different strains, in different applications.

These allow for permanent and effective protection of commercial and household products against the potentially harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, molds and fungi. Insignes Labs is focused on the commercialization of its technology for new generation of Plant Protection Products (PPP).

New quality

Our additive can be applied in a wide range of industrial and commercial products giving antimicrobial functionality to modified materials. It can be easily incorporated into existing manufacturing processes.

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What does antimicrobial mean?

Antimicrobial substances demonstrate the ability to stop the growth and reduce the presence of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and molds.

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Magical powder

Our smart additive is based on low toxicity components which provide long-lasting and cost-effective antimicrobial protection.

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Bring your products to the next level

Insignes Labs smart technology is used as an environmentally safe additive for plant protection products to strengthen the action of active substances, so that farmers can achieve higher and better yields. Our technology provides affordable antimicrobial protection for a wide range of materials such as polyamides, paints, powder coatings, epoxy and polyester resins as well as cosmetics.

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plant protection products

Our additive when applied to plant protection products reduces crop losses associated with harmful germs, thanks to that farmers could achieve far higher yields than they do today, improve productivity and profits. The consumers will be able to do their shopping in full trust that they buy healthier and high quality foods.
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paints | coatings | resins

Our innovative additive can be applied in a wide range of industrial and commercial products giving them new functionality and extending service life. The application of the additive is proven effective in paints, powder coatings, epoxy and polyester resins.
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latex | nitrile

The potential for our material is vast and we can penetrate other markets such as healthcare.
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plastics

Thanks to Insignes Labs technology dangerous germs are actively removed from the surface of modified plastics.
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cosmetics

Insignes Labs also carries out extensive R&D research to create effective antimicrobial composites and technologies for cosmetics and personal care products.

Our goal

We recognize a very high demand for antimicrobial products which could promote a healthy and safe living environment. Our goal is to see our technology incorporated into life-changing solutions and transform the way people live for the better. Insignes Labs is more than just a company that makes antimicrobial additives.

We are a complete solutions company that focuses on helping our customers throughout their product development process. We provide expertise to assist our clients in fully utilizing the potential of their products or materials using our new technology. In addition, we provide microbiological testing that confirms the antimicrobial properties of products in accordance with internationally recognized industrial standards.

safe for people and the environment

protection against pathogens

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Challenges

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Microorganisms - Are they good or bad?

An incredible variety of microorganisms exists in nature. Microbes are everywhere, but are invisible to the naked eye. We can feel their effects, because microbes produce allergens and irritants which can lead to serious infections and diseases. Some microbes can make people extremely sick and can sometimes prove fatal. However, not all microbes are a threat to human health. They form an important part of our natural environment.
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A sustainable future

In our everyday life, we use and are surrounded by products containing biocidal chemicals. Often, people do not realize that these substances are in our environment (paints, cosmetics, household chemicals, toys) as well as in our food (packaging, plant protection products). Biocides are often used in excessive quantities or applied inappropriately and can therefore lead to adverse effects on human health and environmental biodiversity. A rising demand for antimicrobial products is prompted by the growing awareness of how these substances affect people. Today, billions of dollars are spent on controlling germs in private and public spaces, as well as in agriculture. On the other hand, the widespread use of dangerous and potentially toxic chemicals gives rise to concern about potential ecotoxicological effects of its uncontrolled release into the environment. Insignes Labs is committed to developing effective technology that is both environmentally friendly and safe to use.
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Caring for agriculture protect nature

Tailored agriculture = Balanced ecosystem The total global potential agricultural crop loss due to all pests varied from about 40% for maize and rice, 50% in wheat, to more than 80% in cotton production. Fungi probably cause the most severe losses due to its pervasiveness world-wide. The use of synthetic pesticides has become an integral part of modern agriculture and is one of the main reasons for increase of agriculture productivity. Unfortunately, plant pathogenic microorganisms such as fungi can adapt to fungicide treatments by mutations leading to resistance and loss of fungicide efficacy. Thus, fungicides can in turn become ineffective causing serious problems for farmers. Maintaining adequate, non-toxic, sustainable alternative strategies of plant protection is a necessity. The development of new and diverse, but environmentally-safe types of disease-control agents is a key strategy for balanced agriculture and an aid for farmers to produce healthier harvests and increased profits. Our additives will help farmers target specific pathogens while posing minimal risk to the environment.
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Infectious disease management

The presence of bacteria, molds and fungal spores in indoor environments can lead to unpleasant odors, product deterioration, discomfort and serious health issues. By incorporating our product into common consumer products we can control microbial growth on their surfaces, effectively limiting the microbial threat. This process significantly reduces cost and takes minimal effort. The application of our antimicrobial technology prevents the growth of unwanted microbes in industrial and consumer products. With this innovation, illnesses caused by molds and bacteria found in private and public areas could be effectively reduced.
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Dr. Anna Ogar / CEO
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Michał Siwak / CTO

Team

Insignes Lab is successfully developing and improving innovative antimicrobial technology thanks to a multidisciplinary team of chemists, biotechnologists, microbiologists, botanists and food technologists. Our team is experienced in development and implementation of international R&D projects. Our vast and expansive experience and knowledge of antimicrobial materials and their commercial use allows us to constantly improve and enhance antimicrobial properties of our products that can adapt to our customer’s needs. Our technical knowledge enables us to better and quickly respond to potential changes in the market of biocidal substances. We work closely with our clients to create unique antimicrobial solutions applied to their specific requirements.

Management Board of Insignes Labs

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Dr. Anna Ogar

CEO & Founder of Insignes Labs

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Aleksandra Janusz

Member of the Management Board

Supervisory Board of Insignes Labs

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Łukasz Kafel

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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Wojciech Babski

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Bolesław Dec

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Katarzyna Lisiecka

Member of the Supervisory Board

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Krzysztof Wroński

Member of the Supervisory Board

Consultants of Insignes Labs

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Dr. Maciej Długosz

Consultant

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Dr. Paulina Koczurkiewicz

Consultant

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Dr. Adam Kuzdraliński

Consultant

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Joanna Zielińska

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prizes

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  • Insignes Labs is the winner of The Future Now Awards for CEE Region
    FTRNW is not only one of the biggest and most impactful Slovak startup event, but one of the largest national startup competitions in Europe. A top-notch technology FTRNW Conference is a series of inspirational future-of- tech Talks, topped by FTRNW Awards Grand Finale ceremony. Once a local startup competition grew over 9 years to what are now Oscars for early-stage innovative companies from CEE region. This year Oscar goes to polish start-up - Insignes Labs charmed the jury with purity.
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  • Insignes Labs is the winner of Emerging Europe Awards 2019 London: Insignes Labs at the best Social Start-up of 2019
    Emerging Europe recognises its champions. At a ceremony held at the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, companies such as Gedeon Richter, Jaguar Land Rover, Grampet Group and LUG received awards. Insignes Lab, a start-up from Poland specialising in the development of strategies for novel antimicrobial components was named the Social Impact Start-Up of the Year.
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  • Women Entrepreneurs Power Trip in New York,
    Women Entrepreneurs Power Trip in New York, where the best managers and entrepreneurs from Poland and the USA met. Entrepreneurial Polish and American women talked about their successes and challenges at the Women Entrepreneurs Power Trip Gala, held on November 28th at the Polish Consulate in New York on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in Poland.
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  • Participation in the KPT ScaleUp acceleration program
    KPT ScaleUp is an accelerator looking for innovative technologies on the verge of industry 4.0, Internet of Things and smart city throughout Poland. Participation in the program enabled contact with large enterprises, including state-owned companies.
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media about us

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  • 21.11.2019
    Oscar for start-up goes to Poland. Insignes Labs company charmed jury with purity
    Večer 21. novembra sa niesol v znamení deviateho ročníka najprestížnejšej startupovej súťaže FTRNW Awards. Podobne ako minulý rok, aj tento rok víťaza vyberali spomedzi začínajúcich podnikov z krajín V4.
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  • 01.09.2019
    What are the best Polish startups in 2019?
    I’ve been constantly updating my list of hottest start-ups in Poland over the last decade on Quora and I finally decided to make it into a blog post as well, so here you are — I’m presenting the list of the most valuable, interesting, groundbreaking and popular Polish start-ups as of September 2019.
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  • 03.07.2019
    Ciech Company reaches out for external forces
    The chemical company started a pioneering crowdsourcing program to establish cooperation with scientists from around the world.
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  • 19.05.2019
    Poland leads 2019 Emerging Europe Awards nominations
    The London-based think tank Emerging Europe, which aims at fostering the economic and social development of the CEE region, has announced the names of the 120 companies, organisations and individuals who have been nominated for its 2019 awards. Once again confirming the country’s status as Europe’s growth champion, Poland leads the way with 33 nominations, while Hungary has seven, the Czech Republic five, and Slovakia two.
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projects & grants

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  • project 2014-2020
    Providing services in the scope of experimental and developmental research concerning the development of molecular techniques enabling the assessment of the presence of pathogens and their resistance to selected PPP in the field conditions
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  • project 2014-2020
    Purchase of R&D service for the analysis of the effects on the soil microorganisms as well as reduction of plant stress caused by drought by using innovative plant protection products
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  • project 2014-2020
    Purchase of an experimental and developmental service concerning cytotoxicity, mutagenicity and ecotoxicity and biotransformation of an antimicrobial additive for paints and coatings
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  • program 2014-2020
    KPT ScaleUp Accelerator
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Contact

Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of our Smart Antimicrobial Technology!

email hello@insignes-labs.com

phone +48 507 388 720

marker Insignes Labs Sp. z o.o.

Powstańców 33 ST.

31-422 Kraków