Haematococcus Pluvialis

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Exogenous GABA boosts astaxanthin production: Study

By Danielle Masterson

New research from the Institute of Intelligent Machines (IIM), Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) in China found that the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) can promote the growth of Haematococcus pluvialis and increase the astaxanthin accumulation.

BGG extracts its astaxanthin from algae grown in a closed tube facility in Yunnan Province, which has reliable amounts of sunshine. BGG photo.

BGG to double capacity at astaxanthin farm in southwestern China

By Hank Schultz

Chinese astaxanthin supplier Algae Health Science, a subsidiary of BGG World, has announced an expansion of its photobioreactor farming facility that will make it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, sources of the carotenoid in the world.


AstaPure available in Mexico for the first time

By Stephen Daniells

Astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies has established a new distribution arrangement with NaturaExtracta that enables its AstaPure ingredient to be sold in Mexico for the first time.

Cyanotech hires exec for newly created COO position

Cyanotech hires exec for newly created COO position

By Hank Schultz

Cyanotech Corporation created a chief operations officer position and has named Gerard “Gerry” Watts to fill the role.  Cyanotech, based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, supplies astaxanthin and spirulina and manufactures a line of dietary supplements using the...


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