1989 - An Amazing Discovery

An amazing discovery

In 1989, some French melon producers were surprised by a new variety of Cantaloup melon (Cucumis melo L.), having an increased shelf life compared to classical varieties. Several years of research on this melon variety have brought evidence of its exceptionally high content in SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant enzyme.

1999 - Bionov Creation

Bionov creation

Bionov was born with the objective to produce a 100% natural melon SOD. After years of mechanistic and analytical researches, Bionov has developed an eco-extraction process, worldwide patented, allowing obtaining the richest natural concentrate in SOD.


Today - World SOD Expert

Bionov is the only industrial producer of 100% natural and protected SOD, from a unique and proprietary melon variety. Bionov controls all the production steps from the melon culture to the production and development of innovative active ingredients. This includes the control of the production process, the development of coatings, and the management of analytical, mechanistic, animal and human studies.