Sustainability has been a key trend in the food and beverage sector for the past decade, and promises to be a major factor for many years to come. Increasingly the dietary supplements industry is also beginning to address questions of sustainability, with ethical factors now starting to play a much more significant role in the manufacturing, science and marketing of health supplements.
Kibbutz Ketura, D.N Hevel Eilot
Minerals and Food Supplements,Nutraceutical and Functional Food Ingredients
Algatechologies is a rapidly growing biotechnology company, specializing in the commercial cultivation of microalgae. Founded in 1998, Algatech is a world leader in the production and supply of AstaPure®, a premium natural astaxanthin - one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants sourced from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis.
Located in Israel's Arava desert – with its stable climate and high light intensity – Algatechnologies is ideally positioned to cultivate algae. The company produces astaxanthin in an innovative process, and markets its AstaPure® brand to the nutrition, food & beverages and cosmetics industries.
Algatechnologies enjoys a global presence through a well-established marketing network of selected distributors and agents. The company's sales organization serves more than 30 countries, via an extensive network of exclusive distributors and by direct sales to multi-national customers. The company provides logistics, warehousing and lab support services, offering customers reliable supply and prompt response.
Algatechnologies' objectives are:
To provide the highest quality of natural astaxanthin, backed by experienced technical and marketing support.
To continue developing, producing and commercializing advanced algal-based products to the fastest growing markets by utilizing proprietary algal cultivation and processing technologies.
19 Sep 2017 --- Algatechnologies’ organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae powder and astaxanthin oleoresin have been granted non-GMO verification by the Non-GMO Project. Algatech is the first astaxanthin manufacturer to attain this verification.
27 Jul 2017 --- Algatechnologies has received Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) approval for its all-natural astaxanthin AstaPure to be used as a food ingredient. This approval makes Algatech the first astaxanthin supplier to start marketing its clean-label astaxanthin under the AstaPure brand in Brazil.
27 Jun 2017 --- Interest in microalgae has surged over the past decade, and as a result, a growing number of companies have sought to develop new products and technologies to harness the myriad health benefits these unicellular species provide. And according to Algatechnologies, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of microalgae’s potential benefits and applications.