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Biotechnology has very recently contributed to the emergence of major innovations in cosmetics both in terms of bio-active properties and in their evaluation.

Despite the international regulatory context (IECIC list, Nagoya), algae innovation is an issue for the economic players in cosmetics. As industrial actors in innovation, you are maybe interested in exploiting / wild harvesting of new species of algae, or even the possibilities to produce them by using a wide range of cultivation methods (in ponds, photobioreactors, …), able to promote the production of metabolites of interest, or simply would like to upgrade your perspectives in sustainability.

The world market is indeed looking for natural, healthy and quality products, combining efficiency and traceability.

Among the 100 key players in biotech innovation in cosmetics in Brittany, France’s leading region for marine biotechnology, the CEVA has the specificity to be the only technological innovation center working on algae and marine plants.

For instance, CEVA took part in the development of proprietary cosmetic active ingredients (oligo-alginates) from Laminaria. A proprietary enzyme has been produced, and a biotechnological process for the production of the bio-actives has been developed. The enzyme and process have been patented with IFREMER, and an exclusive agreement has been signed with a major player in marine cosmetics for the marketing of a range of acyive ingredients.

We are able to provide you with technical support in order to secure your sourcing or boost your innovations, for example by hosting and maintaining your microalgae or macroalgae strain collection in our premises or by identifying new species or molecules of interest for a targeted biological activity from local or tropical species. The CEVA also valorises ​​enzymes which have been identified within diverse research programs in order to produce new active oligosaccharides for cosmetic and nutrition applications.

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Our achievements in this field

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  • Development of functional/active extracts obtained from local or tropical algae
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  • Methodological development for determining specific metabolites, such as floridoside, digeneaside in red algae bulk biomass and in their extracts
  • Advanced characterization of complex oligosaccharides such as oligo-ulvans
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  • Enzymatic production of marine oligosaccharides and transfer of the process to an industrial operator
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  • Production of cosmetic active ingredients
  • Production of masks obtained from fresh seaweed
  • Lyophilization of algae or extracts
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  • Seawater production filtered up to 0,2 µm
  • Concentrated seawater production with or without filtration
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  • Identification of species or molecules of interest from local or tropical species for targeted biological activities
  • Customized training of R & D and commercial teams or in a context of diversification of activity (biology, molecules of interest, products, production techniques ...)
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  • Microalgae cultivation on agri-food and industrial effluents
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  • Establishment of microalgae and macroalgae culture collections
  • Supply of inoculum / samples of spirulina strains for the Federation of French Spirulina
  • Production of seeded supports for the cultivation of macroalgae
  • Inventory of local species able to be exploited in France and abroad
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Microalgae and seaweed cultivation

  • Development of functional/active extracts obtained from local or tropical algae
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Specific analysis

  • Methodological development for determining specific metabolites, such as floridoside, digeneaside in red algae bulk biomass and in their extracts
  • Advanced characterization of complex oligosaccharides such as oligo-ulvans
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Industrial transfer

  • Enzymatic production of marine oligosaccharides and transfer of the process to an industrial operator
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Custom production

  • Production of cosmetic active ingredients
  • Production of masks obtained from fresh seaweed
  • Lyophilization of algae or extracts
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Seawater filtration

  • Seawater production filtered up to 0,2 µm
  • Concentrated seawater production with or without filtration
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Secure and accelerate your innovations

  • Identification of species or molecules of interest from local or tropical species for targeted biological activities
  • Customized training of R & D and commercial teams or in a context of diversification of activity (biology, molecules of interest, products, production techniques ...)
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Treat and give value to your effluents

  • Microalgae cultivation on agri-food and industrial effluents
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Secure the sourcing

  • Establishment of microalgae and macroalgae culture collections
  • Supply of inoculum / samples of spirulina strains for the Federation of French Spirulina
  • Production of seeded supports for the cultivation of macroalgae
  • Inventory of local species able to be exploited in France and abroad
Learn more