In August 2022, iFarm completed the construction of a small laboratory on behalf of microfluidic cosmetics startup Capsum. Located within the company's existing R&D center at the Marseille plant, the mini-lab allows Capsum to grow its own high-quality ingredients for new cosmetic formulas.
Using iFarm technologies, Capsum grows a range of crops, including microgreens and flowers, and creates and tests their own plant varieties based on iFarm plant growth recipes. iFarm Growtune
software is used to manage the scientific mini-farm, giving Capsum the requisite tools and data to optimise plant growth and maximise yields.
The mini-laboratory will consist of four rooms: an engineering room where the automation control system will be located and three additional growing rooms with experimental racks. This set-up will allow Capsum to conduct experiments, test new plant varieties and streamline its supply chain with pesticide-free cosmetics ingredients being grown on site.