Our Academic Partners

We have partnered with well-regarded researchers at prestigious academic institutions across the country. These universities have provided the setting for invaluable research and validation efforts, allowing us to develop potentially groundbreaking applications for both human and animal uses.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Among other studies, an extensive, yearlong in vitro study utilizing bovine primary mammary gland epithelial cells was conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Dairy Science to study the immune-boosting effect of our bioactive compounds in dairy cows.

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University of Missouri

An in vitro study conducted by The Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics (formerly The Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory) at the University of Missouri generated positive results in demonstrating potential chondroprotective properties of one of our bioactive compounds in a canine joint tissue explant experiment.

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The University of Georgia

Our research and development team engaged the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center to conduct a wide range of analyses and purification processes to help determine the makeup of the culture supernatant and various cell extractions, an ongoing process.

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Wayne State University

In-vivo testing of hypercholesterolemia at Wayne State University's Department of Nutrition and Food Science found test subjects treated with refined isolates dropped total cholesterol by 32% and increased HDL cholesterol counts by 5%.

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Arizona State University

We have optimized a largely unknown, wild freshwater algae strain for commercial phototrophic production thanks to our partnership with Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology & Innovation, located on the ASU Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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Our Research Partners


We conducted in vivo pre-pilot and pilot studies in dairy cows with leading mastitis experts at a research firm based in Tulare County, California, showing positive results for combatting bovine mastitis, an inflammatory condition of the udder that impacts milk production.

Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

Commercial scaling and process improvements for algae cultivation were performed at SGI's Imperial Valley Facility, while the La Jolla facility mapped the genome of our proprietary algae strain in anticipation of a strain development program.

Harmon Consulting, Inc. (HCI)

We have worked with HCI on crucial technical aspects toward advancing our algae cultivation and processing technology. Their contributions span cultivation science, downstream processing, quality systems, and GRAS certification of the product. Their support in the development and training of the production staff will help to ensure ongoing project success.

Contract Research Organizations

Our company works with leading CROs such as Charles River, a global contract research organization, and others to test, validate and analyze our products as we move toward market readiness.

Licensing Opportunities

Potential partners and licensees require proof that our nutritional and active components deliver on claims, therefore, we have engaged in a variety of validation, safety, interactions, and stability tests to prove such claims, and meet compliance regulations set forth by the FDA, USDA, EPA, and FTC.

We follow specific protocols and processes for all licensing packages, including our models for efficacy and compliance. Our intention is to expand our potential licensing opportunities based on new research and development data in the near future.

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