Enza Biotech AB was founded in 2012 as a spin-off company based on results from a research programme coordinated by Lund University. The oligomeric alkylglycosides were designed to be mild and non-irritating and the process for producing them is the result of a fruitful collaboration between biotechnology researchers and materials scientists.

Even though the need for the oligomeric alkylglycosides was first identified in the pharmaceutical field, the oligomeric alkylglycosides also meet the demand for green and biobased nonionic surfactants in the cosmetics and personal care sector.

Enza Biotech was acquired by Croda International in 2017.