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Manufacturers, formulators or users of extracts and/or natural ingredients, you wish to initiate a product project involving algae?

Actors in chemical and material industries, you wish to diversify your raw materials and create new bio-based products?

Enjoy, in a complete confidential environment, our scientific, technical and regulatory expertise, inherited from more than 30 years’ experience in the field of cosmetics, plant and animal health, biotechnologies or bio-sourced compounds and materials.

We offer tailored support at all stages throughout the development of your innovative project. Our experienced teams will guide you through the key stages of transforming algal biomass in order to exploit the valuable assets and originality of its compounds.

Our services

We give life to your project by providing a wide range of customized services, from laboratory testing to industrial transfer:

Physicochemical characterization of algal matter

You wish to:

  • Identify algal species and types of extracts able to meet your specifications in terms of functionality and / or bioactivity
  • Obtain a first selection of samples in order to carry out your tests

Implementation and characterisation of crude extracts or purified fractions

You wish to:

  • Identify algal species and types of extracts able to meet your specifications in terms of functionality and / or bioactivity
  • Obtain a first selection of samples in order to carry out your tests

Development of transformation processes at laboratory scale

You wish to:

  • Develop a solid / liquid extraction process, purification (membrane technologies) or controlled enzymatic and/or chemical hydrolysis
  •  Define a transformation process of the algal material able to be transferred to an industrial scale
  • Analyse and optimise the technical and economic feasibility of your project and validate the proof of concept

Pilot scale process transfer

You wish to:

  • Scale-up your process in the view of reaching an industrial dimension
  • Produce pre-series or demonstration samples

Formulation and efficacy testing

You wish to benefit from our multidisciplinary network composed of industrial and academic experts for:

  • Verifying the behaviour of your extract in a formulation or test the impact of the extract on the end-product
  • Performing bioactivity trials

Our achievements by field of activity

Development and characterization of active compounds for health and plant nutrition (elicitors, biostimulants, biocontrol, ...) and animal health (anti-microbial, immunity stimulators, ...)

Development and pilot transfer of patented enzymatic processes for the production of bioactive oligosaccharides

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

Development of patented algae transformation processes for the production of bioplastics

Production and characterization of protein-enriched algae for the formulation and evaluation for chicken feed

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