KCL R&D Centre

By developing and disseminating collagen-based products and technologies, we are working on extending human life, which is the greatest desire of humanity, and increasing living comfort. For this reason, we are developing collagen-containing materials focusing on tissue engineering and artificial organ production technologies, which are the technologies of the future.

R&D Vision

R&D focuses on developing the latest technologies to reach high quality, pure and standardized collagen. It has undertaken to contribute to the advancement of science by developing the purest form of collagen and the most advanced applications.

New generation products

An important part of our R&D Centre is developing new generation products and technologies, creating optimized solutions for different applications, and creating solutions that offer health benefits and advantage to the consumer.

High Purity Products

We transform collagen and gelatine molecules into their purest and high-quality forms with special methods, synthesize biomolecules with perfect functions and present them to the service of researchers.

Latest Research into Biomedical Solutions

Our gelatines and collagens, which are among the highest purity levels available on the market today, are evaluated in biomedical applications. In this fast-growing market, our researchers are at the forefront of research into the potential and benefits of gelatine and collagen for patients.

Analytical Method Validation

We carry out laboratory studies where we harmonize analytical methods for the determination of gelatine and collagen properties and develop or optimize analytical methods especially for gelatine matrices.


  1. Effects of Bovine Gelatin Viscosity on Gelatin‑based Edible Film Mechanical, Physical and Morphological Properties / Sn Applied Sciences, 3 (8), (2021).
  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Superabsorbent Hydrogels From Waste Bovine Hair Via Keratin Grafted with Acrylic Acid (AA) and Acrylamide (AAm) / Chem. Pap., (2021).
  3. Value Addition to Leather Industry Wastes and By‑Products: Hydrolyzed Collagen and Collagen Peptides / Waste in Textile and Leather Sectors, 131, (2020).
  4. Evaluation of Collagen Hydrolysate on the Performance Properties of Different Wet‑White Tanned Leathers / Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists, 103 (3), (2019).
  5. Denaturation of Collagen and Thermal Polymerization of Amino Acids, 5th International Leather Engineering Congress, Ege University, (2019).
  6. Improving the Properties of Wet‑White Tanned Leather Characteristics by Using Collagen‑Based Biopolymer / XXXIII IULTCS Congress, November, 24th‑27th. Novo Hamburgo/Brazil, (2015).


  1. A Hybrid and Greener Substitutions for Retanning (Oral Presentation) - 9th Freiberg Leather Days Hybrid, Germany, 2021.
  2. Gelatin Methacryloyl (Gelma) Nanofibers Via Centrifugal Spinning (Oral Presentation) - Applications of Chemistry in Nanosciences and Biomaterials Engineering, Romania, 2021.
  3. Fabrication Of Bovine Hair Keratin/Halloysite Bionanocomposite Hydrogels (Abstract Presentation)- 31st Conference of The European Society for Biomaterials, Portugal, 2021.
  4. Deri Atık Sularından Keratin Üretim Prosesinin Geliştirilmesi, III. Ulusal Üniversite Sanayi İşbirliği Ar-Ge ve İnovasyon Kongresi /Poster sunum-online, Poster, 2020. (Development of Keratin Production Process from Leather Wastewater, III. National University Industry Cooperation R&D and Innovation Congress /Poster presentation-online Poster, 2020.)
  5. Deri Üretim Prosesi Kavaleto Atıklarından Ekolojik Yöntemlerle Bitki Besini Geliştirilmesi ve Topraksız Tarım Bitki Yetiştiriciliğinde Değerlendirilmesi, 1. Uluslararası Tarım ve Çevre Bilimleri Araştırmaları Kongresi, 2019. (Developing Plant Food from Leather Production Process Kavaleto Wastes with Ecological Methods and Its Evaluation in Soilless Agriculture Plant Breeding, 1st International Congress of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Research, 2019.)


  1. 2021/002297 Collagen Bioretaining Agent Production Method in Leather Production Facilities.
  2. 2021/004250 A Collagen-Containing Nanofiber Filter Production Method.
  3. 2019/16322 A Protein Product Obtained from Kavaleto Wastes and Used as Animal Feed and Its Production Method.
  4. 2017/23070 Collagen Peptide Used as Food Additive and Production Method.
  5. 2016/10633 A Process for Composition and Production of Liquid Amino Acids of Animal Origin from Scrap Leather.
  6. 2016/13344 Collagen Based Sheath Production Process and A Press Assembly for It.
  7. 2016p0021en A Coating and a Coating Process Obtained for Controlled Release Coated Fertilizer.
  8. 2016p003tr Collagen Based Composite Tissue-Wound Dressing and Its Production Method.
  9. 2016p029en A Collagen Hydrolysate Product and Its Production Method.