Originalis Biotech

Our History

Created in 2017, Originalis Biotech, which is currently part of the Patense Group, has the purpose of offering ecological products, with sustainable and first quality raw materials. Our products are made with innovative technology and environmentally safe, as well as economically and strategically viable.

Located in Itarema, Ceará, the company works with large-scale production of Chitin and Chitosan, always seeking to deliver quality and innovation to its final product.

Our Products

Chitin and Chitosan

Chitosan is a natural biopolymer obtained from chitin, which is the most abundant fiber in nature - after cellulose - and is found in the shells of insects and crustaceans, cell walls of fungi, mushrooms, yeasts, etc.

Chitin and Chitosan are copolymers made up of repeated units of the N-acetyl and D-glucosamine moieties in variable proportions, with the first type predominating in chitin, while in chitosan the second predominates.

Properties & Specifications

The proven characteristics of chitosan give it very unique physical, chemical and biological properties:

  • Linear amino polysaccharide with high nitrogen content;
  • Ability to form intermolecular hydrogen bridges;
  • High viscosity; reactive groups for cross-linking and chemical activation;
  • Cationic biopolymer with high charge density;
  • Chelating and complexing agent;
  • Flocculating agent; adsorption, filtration and separation properties;
  • Film forming, adhesive material for isolation of biomolecules;
  • Biocompatible; bioactive; biodegradable; non-toxic;
  • Antimicrobial activity (antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral);
  • Antacid, anti-ulcer and antitumor properties;
  • Anticoagulant; hypolipemic activity.

Chitosan is soluble in most organic acids, although insoluble in solutions with pH above 6.5. Therefore, it is insoluble in water.

  • CAS: 9012-76-4
  • CHEMICAL NATURE: Linear polymer combined by beta 1-4 glycosidic bonds.
  • CHEMICAL NAME: Poly-2-deoxy-2-amino glucose / Poliglusam
  • MOLECULAR WEIGHT:Monomer (161); Polymer (60,000 - 300,000 Da)
  • METHOD OF OBTENTION: Product obtained through the deacetylation of chitin, which is removed from shrimp shells, after decarbonation and deproteinization processes. The deacetylation occurs by means of alkalinization under high temperatures. The chitosan obtained is then washed, dried and crushed.


Immobilization of Enzymes and Microorganisms
Food Industry
Water Treatment and Beverage Filtration


The ORIGINALIS BIOTECH has two own laboratories to perform tests and analysis of quality control of all lots, to ensure that the final products are under the specified quality parameters.

As the raw material used has substantial changes, depending on the variety, development and physiology of shrimp, it is essential to control throughout the process to ensure the final quality.

Contact us:


R. Manoel Teófilo da Guia - Itarema, CE, 62590-000