Tag: Spirulina

Cyanotech’s spirulina sales increase 76% in latest quarter

Cyanotech Corporation, a Kailua Kona, Hawaii-based leader in high-value nutrition and health products made from algae, has announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, ended June 30, 2019. The company reported net sales of $8,071,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 compared…

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Naturex triples spirulina production capacity

Naturex is expanding its spirulina-based food coloring products with the addition of Vegebrite® Ultimate Spirulina, which offers all shades of blue and green when blended with Naturex’s natural yellows. The coloring properties are derived from the spirulina’s phycocyanin pigment. The company’s new extraction…

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Lumen Bioscience patents spirulina genetic engineering

Lumen Bioscience, a Seattle biotechnology company focused on orally delivered antibody therapeutics and other biologics, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company Patent No. 10,131,870, entitled “Targeted Mutagenesis in Spirulina”…

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Ana Feeds Our World, Part 4

Tiny Mighty Al shares the story of how this 3.5-billion-year-old single-celled alga saved our planet not once, but twice. First, Al ate the predominately CO2 atmosphere and burped enough O2 to support life on earth. After supplying the oxygen, our planet lacked food. Al became the favored food…

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Cyanotech: 13.7% sales dip in 2nd quarter, rebound expected

Hawaii-based algal nutrition company Cyanotech Corporation has announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year 2019, ended September 30, 2018. For the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2018, net sales were $6,954,000 compared…

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Can spirulina boost the immune systems of athletes?

Raymond Quan reports for Medicalnewsbulletin.com that researchers in Poland recently investigated whether using spirulina as a nutritional supplement can have a positive effect on the immune system of athletes. Strenuous exercise regimes of high-performance athletes may actually have a negative effect…

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Mawae Morton new CEO for Cyanotech

Cyanotech Corporation has announced that its President, Mawae Morton, has been named as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company, effective January 24, 2018. Mr. Morton replaces Founder and interim CEO, Dr. Gerry Cysewski, who will return to his role of Chief Scientific Officer…

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Mutaz Ghandour joins IIMSAM African spirulina initiative

In Africa, TradeArabia News Service reports that the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Microalgae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM) has appointed Mutaz Ghandour, chairman and CEO of Metito Holdings, a Goodwill Ambassador. “The objective of this institution is to eradicate malnutrition in Africa…

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DIC spirulina farms earn certification

DIC Corporation has announced that on January 23, 2017, wholly owned subsidiary Hainan DIC Microalgae Co., Ltd. earned Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 — a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). As a result, all of the spirulina cultivated by the DIC Group for use in its spirulina-based products…

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Spirulina promoted to fight malnutrition in India

The Times of India reports that nearly 56% of India’s population is malnourished, according to the World Food Programme report. This statistic was quoted by Dr. Ram Rajasekharan, director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research — Central Food Technological Research Institute…

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Scottish scientists scaling up C-phycocyanin

Nutraceutical Business Review reports that Scottish research scientists are scaling the ability to produce large quantities of a blue pigment-protein called C-phycocyanin (C-PC) to be able mass produce a high-value natural blue dye for use in the food, pharmaceutical and other industries. Global demand for natural blue…

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Health Canada approves three red/green algae products

BioAge, a wholistic health company that provides BioSuperfood products to the United States and Canada, has announced that Health Canada, under the Natural Health Products Regulations, has approved three BioSuperfood products for those looking for natural alternatives for their health needs. The algae…

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Spirulina — from space to Congo

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti ate the first food containing spirulina in space. Ms. Cristoforetti is the seventh ESA astronaut and the first female ESA astronaut to complete a long-duration mission in space. Preparing for long missions far from Earth, astronauts will need to harvest their own food…

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Virginia startup pitching new spirulina drink

Katie Demeria at the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Virginia native Elliot Roth wants people to drink spirulina.“It’s a highly efficient food source, and it can grow practically anywhere,” says Mr. Roth, a 2015 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and founder and CEO of Spira…

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Spirulina growing natural food colors market

The global natural food colors market was valued at US$1.2 Billion in 2015, and is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach US$1.3 Billion in 2016. North America and Western Europe are the two largest markets for natural food coloring according to a new market study, collectively accounting…

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