Category Archives: Natural products

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

Algal Scientific’s Breakthrough Animal-Health Discoveries Draw Investor Interest

[5th, May 2014]  Algal Scientific, a Northville, MI-based startup focused on improving animal feed and human nutrition as well as wastewater treatment, said last week that it has raised $3 million in new venture capital funding. Participating in the round were Evonik… Continue reading Algal Scientific’s Breakthrough Animal-Health Discoveries Draw Investor Interest

Lux soap gets the algae treatment

[1st, May 2014] It may famously be favoured by celebrities such as Sophia Loren, but Lux soap is about to get a green makeover, with a new recipe that uses renewable oils made from algae. In the 1920s, it became the first ever mass-market soap, and now, nearly a century later, Lux is taking another pioneering step by becoming the first soap brand to be made using algal oils… Continue reading Lux soap gets the algae treatment

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