Porphyridium is an exopolysaccharide (EPS) thought to protect the algal cells from the extreme environmental conditions, such as drought and high light, prevailing in their native sea-sand habitat. Porhyridium is well known for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, antimicrobials, antioxidants, moisturizing properties and it is used in a restrictive number of high-end cosmetic products.
MicroA’s closed photobioreactor and core capabilities in polysaccharide production, places the company in a prominent position to address the market demand for high-quality Porphyridium.
Microalgae cultivation services
MicroA can cultivate a wide range of marine and freshwater microalgae from small laboratory scale to pilot scale (kilogram scale). MicroA can produce finished product on demand, delivering the microalgae in various forms; dried (spray, freeze), fresh concentrated or live culture.
MicroA have the knowledge to cultivate all microalgae used in research or in commercial cultivation. MicroA have developed a special experience with these species of microalgae:
- Haematococcus pluvialis
- Phaeodactylum tricornutum
- Isochrysis galbana
- Pavlova lutheri
- Nannochloropsis oculata
- Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina)
- Chlorella vulgaris
- Rhodomonas baltica
MicroA have a wide range of processing equipment that can be used for test production in research projects and small-scale production. We have a long track record in process operation and optimisation with expert staff ensuring low loss of product and a high-quality end-product. MicroA process equipment includes:
- Centrifuges/separators at different scales
- Freeze driers from laboratory to small scale production
- Spray drier (kg scale)
- Tangential flow filtration units (cross flow filtration) from lab to medium production