AlgaeCan Biotech Ltd.
AlgaeCan Biotech Ltd is a Canadian company which has developed novel systems for the production of high value microalgae based bioactive ingredients for the nutraceutical industry.
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- Internationally (various countries)
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AlgaeCan was founded by James Irwin & Shane Lander in 2009. Prior to 2009 James was active in Research and Development of algae-based biofuels and Shane was active in technology development in energy efficient systems.
The experience gained from the algae-to-biofuels work was a great introduction into the disciplines required for the production of nutraceuticals from microalgae. Astaxanthin production requires multiple phases of production along with a strong focus on energy efficiencies and technology blending.
Leading-edge lighting technologies coupled with the robust liquid handling protocols from the beverage and food industry have simplified the process of scale up.
Their accumulated understanding of the physiology of the microorganism has enabled the generation of a precisely tuned production model.
National Research Council of Canada provided financial and technical support through much of the R&D Phase.