Algae can produce proteins, vitamins, and minerals, most of which are essential nutrients in our everyday life.
Algae also produce unsaturated fatty acids such as DHA and EPA, and carotenoids such as astaxanthin and fucoxanthin. Only a few of these products are currently in the market. Most algae components are still untapped resources that contain many unknown functions.
We are rigorously experimenting so as to discover more useful and functional components of algae.
Chlorella species, which are abundant in our algae library, are rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Chlorella is popular and known as an excellent source of nutrition . However, product development of functional Chlorella is still in its infancy.
Focusing on the "functionality" of Chlorella species, we have screened promising strains and succeeded in finding a very interesting function through human and animal cell culture tests.
Science progresses greatly day by day. State-of-the-art metabolomics and information technologies continue to reveal many functions of algae. We will fully utilize these cutting-edge technologies to discover new functional materials that can contribute to people's health and life.