Cyanotech grows spirulina and Haematococcus pluvialis at its facility on the Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.  Cyanotech photo.

Bad weather deflates Cyanotech's earnings

By Hank Schultz

Bad weather that damaged algae production significantly depressed Cyanotech’s earnings performance in 2016, the company announced recently.

Cyanotech: 'Astaxanthin has so many other validated benefits that its antioxidant activity has become secondary'

Special edition: Antioxidants and carotenoids

Astaxanthin: Still red hot or cooling off? The Dr Oz effect… two years on

By Elaine WATSON

Rewind two years, and astaxanthin was the hottest nutraceutical in town, with sales “skyrocketing” following a slot on Dr Oz in which Dr Joseph Mercola described the potent red antioxidant as the “number one supplement you’ve never heard of that you should...

Astaxanthin wars: Cyanotech and Valensa row over competition, IP

Astaxanthin wars: Cyanotech and Valensa row over competition, IP

By Elaine Watson

Hawaii-based microalgae specialist Cyanotech and Florida-based nutraceutical firm US Nutraceuticals (doing business as Valensa International) have become embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the potent red antioxidant astaxanthin.


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