Polynucleotide Molecule from Haematococcus Pluvialis for Biotechnological Production of Astaxanthin


Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, 10 times more capable than other carotenoids Astaxanthin does not convert to vitamin A, circumventing fat solubility and toxicity Results in a safe food colorant, protecting against photooxidative damage Method enables the production of natural astaxanthin (100% 3S,3'S chirality)
Our Innovation

Provides a biotechnological method for production of (3S,3'S) astaxanthin or a food additive containing (3S,3'S) astaxanthin, using a host DNA segment from Haematococcus pluvialis, the richest known source of natural astaxanthin, provides coding for a carotenoid ketolase enzyme The Opportunity

Addresses burgeoning antioxidant and aquaculture markets Markets requiring safe food colorants Development Milestones

Seeking industrial cooperation with companies interested in production of natural astaxanthin

US 5,916,791
US 5,965,795
US 6,218,599

Type of Offer: Licensing

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