Avoca Signs Supply Agreement with Synthetic Genomics, Inc. to Become Domestic Source of Natural Astaxanthin

KEARNY, N.J. and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Avoca, Inc., a division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has formed a supply agreement with Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and commercializing… Continue reading Avoca Signs Supply Agreement with Synthetic Genomics, Inc. to Become Domestic Source of Natural Astaxanthin

NDI Notification for Algae Omega-3 Firm Means Full Steam Ahead for U.S. Supplements

Qualitas Health (Jerusalem, Israel) has filed a new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification to FDA for the company’s Almega PL algae-derived omega-3 oil. This is the first NDI notification for an omega-3 ingredient specifically derived from the microalgae species Nannochloropsis oculata. Qualitas’s NDI notification pertains to Almega PL only… Continue reading NDI Notification for Algae Omega-3 Firm Means Full Steam Ahead for U.S. Supplements

A new study links continents and plate tectonics to the rise of oxygen on Earth

The rise of oxygen is one of the biggest puzzle in Earth’s history. Our planet’s atmosphere started out oxygen-free. Then, around 3.5 billion years ago, tiny microbes called cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) learned out to carry out photosynthesis… Continue reading A new study links continents and plate tectonics to the rise of oxygen on Earth