Category Archives: Natural products

Natural products from algae includes antioxidants, pigments, lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins.

Algal Scientific Completes $3 Million Raise for Biotechnology Commercialization

[28th, Apr 2014] Algal Scientific Corporation, a biotech developer and manufacturer of algae-based chemicals and a supplier of related technologies for the food and beverage industries, today announced that it has completed a $3 million financing led by Evonik Ventures, Formation8 Partners, and Independence Equity… Continue reading Algal Scientific Completes $3 Million Raise for Biotechnology Commercialization

Valensa Parent EID Parry Acquires Astaxanthin Biomass Production Facility Alimtec

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[28th, Apr 2014] Valensa International announced today that its parent company – EID Parry (Murugruppa Group, India) – has acquired Alimtec SA, a Chile-based company of the Bayer AG Group. The acquisition of Alimtec, which had been a supplier of high-quality Astaxanthin biomass to Valensa for over two years, will augment Valensa’s ability to expand its natural Astaxanthin offerings as a part of its portfolio… Continue reading Valensa Parent EID Parry Acquires Astaxanthin Biomass Production Facility Alimtec

Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

[28th, Apr 2014] Plants growing in the waters of Southeast Alaska have to be tough to withstand the strong tides, cold temperatures, relentless summer daylight and abundance of plant-nibbling species. That toughness, it turns out, can also result in health benefits for the people who eat the plants, according… Continue reading Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

Red macroalgae properties researched

[24th, Apr 2014] A team of researchers from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) is studying red macroalga, which is abundant on the Atlantic coast in the south of the country and has nutritional properties. Scientists also believe that this alga, Phorphyra columbina, has really beneficial bioactive compounds for health… Continue reading Red macroalgae properties researched

Power of four algae: For visibly younger skin, look to the sea

Nutrients sourced from the sea can reactivate the skin’s youth genes for a visibly younger skin. Did you know that age and external factors can modify the skin’s gene activity? The ability of cells to perform at full capacity decreases and main cellular processes such as melanogenesis (the production of melanin) and production of dermal components (collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid) are “disturbed”. When this happens, skin becomes thinner and its appearance changes. Apart from the Continue reading Power of four algae: For visibly younger skin, look to the sea

The Sea Change in Beauty

Seafoam green and ocean blue are not just storming the runways, they’re also the colors du jour in the world of beauty. A tidal wave of marine ingredients—from algae to kelp, caviar to seawater—is cropping up in serums, hair conditioners, supplements, and spa treatments. “Algae have been around for billions of years,” says Mike Rohlfsen, director of business development for Heliae, an Arizona company that harvests the organism. “Because they’ve had to adapt to survive,… Continue reading The Sea Change in Beauty

Florey’s Book Event Local doctor writes on transformative benefits of microalgae

“Nearly everything one needs to know about nutrition is learned through a study of microalgae,” said Jeffrey Bruno, PhD, Director of the Child Assessment & Family Solutions Clinics in Pacifica, and author of the recently released, “Eat Light & Feel Bright: Microalgae Solutions for Individual and Planetary Health,” which he will present Saturday at a book signing at Florey’s. Continue reading Florey’s Book Event Local doctor writes on transformative benefits of microalgae

Breakthrough in Water Purification And Cancer Treatment

Blue-green cyanobacteria or toxic algal blooms, usually mucking up the rivers in the summertime, are useful after all. A local research team developed a new technology whereby florescent green carbon nanotags (G-tags) can be mass produced from cyanobacteria. Continue reading Breakthrough in Water Purification And Cancer Treatment