Because Algae to Omega recognizes the many benefits of algae cultivation, we have been working since 2010 to develop proprietary algae cultivation systems that blend cutting edge scientific advances with traditional cultivation methodologies. The result is our patented closed loop Omega Grow System. Through the application of our technology we can provide algae biomass and algae-derived ingredients to manufactured and suppliers, or license our technology as our Omega Grow System can be adapted to cultivate multiple algal strains with little need for any additional system optimization by the licensee.
What Algae to Omega Offers
Our patented Omega Grow System gives us full control over the parameters we implement during the cultivation process. This helps us to maximize our yield, and thereby the quantity of the rich bioactive compounds we extract from our microalgae strains. We specialize in algal strains that produce high value compounds that have some of the greatest market demand, including Omega-3 fatty acids and carotenoids, such as astaxanthin. We are able to offer these and other algae-derived ingredients to our customers in their purest forms, through the application of our innovative chemical-free wet extraction process.
Types of Algae We Specialize In
- Haematococcus pluvialis. Among the commercially important microalgae, H. pluvialis is the richest natural source of astaxanthin and is also rich in other carotenoids, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin, lutein, β-carotene and oleic acid (omega-9). Astaxanthin is considered a super antioxidant, with an ability to fight free radical damage that has been shown to be 6,000 times higher than vitamin C, 550 times higher than vitamin E and 40 times higher than beta-carotene1. Astaxanthin has important applications in the nutraceutical, cosmetics, food and aquaculture industries, making it one of the highest valued bioactive compounds extracted from H. pluvialis.
- Nannochloropsis. Nannochloropsis refers to a genus of microalgae that contains several different strains. Nannochloropsis has a lot of industrial promise because its different strains have varied nutrient profiles, which can be cultivated for their valuable proteins, antioxidant pigments and lipids. Some strains of Nannochloropsis contain extensive long chain fatty acid profiles, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which can be utilized as an alternative source to fish in the production of omega-3 dietary supplements. It’s ability to sustainably produce these omega-3’s greatly adds to the value of Nannochloropsis across multiple markets.
- Chlorella vulgaris. Chlorella vulgaris is a green unicellular microalgae that produces large quantities of biomass within short time periods. It has both biological and pharmacological properties that have important implications for human health. More specifically, chlorella contains a unique group of substances in its nucleus referred to as Chlorella Growth Factor, which is rich in nucleic acids, amino acids, peptides, vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and beta-glucans. Amongst the most important of these substances, is β-1,3-glucan, which is natural polysaccharide that functions as an active immuneostimulator, a free-radical scavenger and a reducer of blood lipids2.
For more information on licensing our technology or if our available algae-derived ingredients meet your needs, contact Algae to Omega today.