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
Algatechnologies 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.
11 Feb 2019 --- Israeli-based Algatechnologies has launched AstaPure Arava, an all-natural, algae complex that contains naturally occurring constituents of the Haematococcus Pluvialis algae. The company claims that this species of microalgae is the “richest known source of astaxanthin” and its properties are supported by research from NIS Labs, a research institute based in the US. Led by Dr. Gitte Jensen, the research has shown that Arava algae powder is highly potent and has the synergistic effects of natural astaxanthin and the whole-algae complex.
04 Jun 2018 --- Algatechnologies (Algatech) has launched Fucovital, a patented, “all natural,” three percent fucoxanthin oleoresin produced and extracted from microalgae. Fucovital also touts being the first fucoxanthin product granted New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) acknowledgment for dietary supplements from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Algatech claims to have developed a “unique” extraction process that overcomes previous barriers to the microalgae ingredient's commercialization.
09 May 2018 --- Algatechnologies (Algatech) is teaming up with Italian R&D company Sphera Encapsulation to develop innovative, functional ingredient formats. Based on Sphera’s propriety encapsulation technology, the partnership is to focus first on the development of innovative new delivery forms of ingredients derived from microalgae, starting with a water-soluble powder of all-natural astaxanthin.