What is Whale Labs?
Whale Labs is an innovative research and development company that focuses on bringing new novel designs to life. The business was founded by James Watts in November 2017 while conducting dementia research with small polypeptides, of which the most crucial to the research was bee venom.
James Watts and his colleague James Kenny are hobby beekeepers themselves, and understand the crucial role bees and beekeepers play in the environment. Since realising the incredible pharmaceutical properties of bee venom, Whale Labs has been creating a global market for bee venom, to further research and create an additional revenue stream for beekeepers.
Comprising of a team of talented individuals, Whale Labs is constantly branching out and exploring new innovative ways to help our clients reach their goals.
What does Whale Labs do?
Whale labs is a company that looks towards improving our ecosystem, improving our customers’ lives, as well as expanding outwards and creating large-scale change. Our golden principle is to put our customers first.
One of the ways we have done is by creating an Australian Bee Venom Collector, which is suited to the environment in Australia, and creates a guilt-free way of harvesting bee venom as the pulse is not dangerous nor is it long lasting. We understand our beekeeping clients value their hives greatly (as we all should – bees are a keystone of nature), so it is important to us that our clients know their bees will not be harmed during the process of collecting venom for extra revenue.
Moreover, in an attempt to reduce reliance on petroleum plastics and halt the destruction of the environment, Whale Labs developed a range of biopolymers known as Aloeplastics, which are UV and moisture stable but will degrade when consumed by bacteria. This makes them functionally suitable to replace many of the plastics currently in circulation. We’ve successfully used this biopolymer in a face mask, embedding beneficial properties from fruit within the polymer to promote skin health. The face mask could be a direct replacement for many cosmetic face masks already on the market.
With the overreliance on metals in the aeronautics industry, Whale Labs is currently developing a system known as Mycorocket, where aerospace-ready rocket shells are able to be manufactured out of mycelium networks which turn into ceramic when heated. This greatly reduces expenses while substituting conventional materials with extremely heat resistant, strong, natural ones.