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SOMA (White Lemur)

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The White Lemur startup company is the force behind SOMA projects – SOMA BioWorks and SOMA Wellness. Based on the circular growing of Ganoderma lucidum, together with a team of experts they produce health supplements, vegetable-sourced versatile biomaterials, and BiosporinTM material which is a green substitute for expanded polystyrene. Their products “are grown, not produced!”

Name of Field in the local language
Biotehnologija, ekotehnologija
Area of Expertise
Biofabrication, biotech, green technology, fungus, healthtech, mycelial biomaterials, ecotech
Scientists / Scientific team
Nikola Stanojević - GM and cofounder, Aleksandra Đorđević -CEO and cofounder, Marko Cvetković - cofounder
Location, Institution, Website
Majke Angeline 10, 11160 Belgrade, Serbia, www.soma.eco
Contact
info@soma.eco
Type of Institution
Private startup biotech company
Years of Active working in the Field
5

Laboratory and research space
New facilities are being set up in the city of Kruševac (central Serbia), and the size of the space is still to be determined.
Materials and equipment
Ganoderma lucidum, agricultural waste
Technology / Tools / Machines
Mycelial growing units, cradles from biodegradable plastic, agricultural waste, biodegradable seedling bags.
Research Methods / Processes
Circular mycelial growing (mycelium technologies), extraction of substances, and cradling of inoculated Ganoderma lucidum for the production of immune support supplements and material BisporinTM (a green substitute for Styrofoam).
Members / Employees
2-10
Students or other Researchers
Education of the Scientist
Molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics

Most impactful project
SOMA BioWorks SOMA Wellness
Grant or funding information
Government of the Republic of Serbia, Philip Morris International, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia, Innovation Fund, EU, NALED, Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation of the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Serbia, Centre for Circular Economy, Mozzart.

Awards, certifications, or scientific recognition
the Competition for the best technological innovation in 2020 (Council for Cooperation of Science and Economy)

SOMA products are grown and not produced!

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Supported by
  • Ministarstvo kulture