ONTARIO, Canada – Algae-C Inc. (“Algae-C” or the “Company”) has entered into a partnership with Arizona Algae Products, LLC. (“Arizona Algae”) of Holbrook, Arizona, USA to scale production of its designer algae in an effort to accelerate path to market.
After years of research to reprogram the DNA of microalgae to transform it into a “micro-factory” that sustainably produces active pharmaceutical ingredients or APIs, Algae-C is ready to scale production to bring valuable plant-based ingredients to the market to meet customer demand for more environmentally-friendly and clean ingredients for their products.
“The partnership with Arizona Algae demonstrates our ability to scale and enables us to meet important milestones that bring us closer to a first sale.” said Dr. Mather Carscallen, CEO of Algae-C, and added “The Arizona Algae team brings a wealth of experience in commercial-scale algae cultivation as well as expertise in the cultivation of the specific species that we currently use, which translates into an efficient and smooth scale up. We are delighted to partner with them.”
Arizona Algae’s fully equipped production facility of 65,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space, in addition to seed and analytic laboratories will handle Algae-C’s cultivation, extraction and downstream algae processing. Growing operations take place under USDA-GAP and downstream processing conforms to cGMP standards. “We are excited to work with Algae-C to help scale the production of their innovative designer algae, which represents a leap in the industry of algae-based ingredient production” said Dr. Henk de Waard, President & CEO of Arizona Algae.
Arizona Algae will start scale-up production of Algae-C’s designer algae in the fall of 2021.
Algae-C is a Canadian biotechnology company that specializes in the development and production of high-value plant-based molecules (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients or APIs) using designer microalgae. Founded in 2015, Algae-C’s plant-based ingredients can be used to produce a variety of products in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, therapeutics, and beauty sectors. Algae-C’s pipeline of ingredients include those that have primarily shown efficacy in the mental health and pain management sectors. Algae-C’s technology allows for the production of high-quality, environmentally-sustainable ingredients at a low cost and fully tailored to meet client needs. www.algae-c.com
ABOUT ARIZONA ALGAE
Arizona Algae Products, based in Holbrook, Arizona, USA is a biotechnology company that makes use of proprietary production technologies and sustainable production methods to produce protein powders and omega-3 oils from algae for use in food, dietary supplements and wellness products that enhance human health and improve quality of life. www.azalgae.com
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