Waitaki Biosciences



Chondroitin & Collagen Complex 

Chondroitin and Collagen complexes manufactured by Waitaki Biosciences are pure New Zealand bovine cartilage powders containing significant levels of naturally occuring Chondroitin Sulphate and Type II Collagen

Chondroitin and Type II Collagen are an integral ingredient in any joint health package.  Other applications include skin and hair care.  Ingredients that complement chondroitin and collagen complex include Greenshell™ Mussel powder, or the products can be combined with MCH-Cal™ (Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite), to provide a comprehensive joint health / bone health package.

Waitaki Biosciences manufactures a range of these natural Chondroitin and Collagen II complex products, designed to meet your unique manufacturing and formulation needs.

Soluble Collagen II Complex

This unique and proprietary extract was developed to provide a multi-functional product, suitable for a wide range of joint health, skin and personal care applications.
  • Water soluble
  • Minimum 40% hydrolysed Type II Collagen content
  • 20% - 30% total Glycosaminoglycan (Chondroitin Sulphate) content
  • MW of Chondroitin Sulphate 16,000 - 17,000 daltons
  • MW of Collagen 8,000 daltons
  • Contains naturally occuring cartilage derived Growth Factors
  • Particle size: <150 microns

Chondroitin Sulphate Complex

A premium joint care ingredient with the added benefit of bone strengthening bioactives.


  • Minimum 20% total Glycosaminoglycan (Chondroitin Sulphate) content
  • Minimum 40% partially hydrolysed Type II Collagen
  • Gentle processing ensures retention of bioactive Growth Factors
  • Particle size: <250 microns


This multifunctional complex has been developed specifically by Waitaki Biosciences for the functional hair care market.  Collamex™ is a sophisticated ingredient, delivering both native and low molecular weight Hydrolysed Collagen alongside a wide range of amino acids and glycoprotein.


  • Rich source of amino acids such as glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and cystiene.
  • Contains a balance of small and large molecular weights
  • 65% - 80% hydrolysed collagen, peptides  and amino acids: MW 800 - 1200 daltons
  • 20% - 30% glycoprotein:  MW 12,000 - 70,000
  • Available as a 10% liquid, or <150 micron powder 
Please contact Waitaki  to discuss which product best suits your requirements.