Dr. Leonardo Rescio

Leonardo comes from major multinational pharmaceutical companies (The Dow Chemical Company Midland-USA, Hoechst GmbH, Germany) and has decades of experience in the fields of research (novel molecules and process development) as well as design and management of fine chemicals plants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (USA).

Discovering, inventing and R&D projects have focused on the biotechnological development of an innovative process for the extraction of important natural antioxidants like Lycopene, Vitamin E, and Anthocyanins by means of Supercritical Fluid CO2 extraction which yields natural oils that are 100% pure and free of organic solvents.

Dr. Rescio has many international scientific publications in this field and holds the patent for the use of Supercritical CO2 fluid extraction of Lycopene and botanical oils. He is the recipient of the Dow Chemical Technology Award in 1991 as well as the Dow Chemical Quality and Environmental awards in 1993.