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Haematococcus Pluvialis Production

Haematococcus pluvialis is a freshwater green microalga that is the best source of natural astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae produce astaxanthin to protect themselves from stressful environmental conditions. In summer, when conditions get stressful and the climate starts to dry out, astaxanthin enables the microalgae to keep their DNA intact and be ready to grow again when the next rain comes. This extraordinary ability demonstrates the function of astaxanthin as an excellent antioxidant. In fact, some studies show that natural astaxanthin derived from microalgae is more than 500 times stronger than vitamin E and more potent than other carotenoids. Astaxanthin is known to be a rich, deep red pigment that not only provides shrimp, krill, and salmon with their unique color but also helps salmon gain the stamina needed to swim upstream for up to 2,000 miles, in addition to powering birds with incredible eye sight.

Emerging technologies in algal biotechnology.Fig. 1 Emerging technologies in algal biotechnology (Fabris M, et al., 2020)

Our Services

CD BioSciences is working on microalgae solutions for the animal and aquafeed industries, providing sustainable plant-based ingredients that meet the specific needs of animal nutrition in terms of nutritional content and functionality. Our services are listed as follows, but are not limited to:

  • Haematococcus pluvialis production
  • Haematococcus pluvialis cultivation
  • Gene sequencing of Haematococcus pluvialis
  • Genetic modification of Haematococcus pluvialis
  • Combinatorial design of microalgae production

Our Methods of Haematococcus Pluvialis Production

  • Cultivation by photobioreactor
    Our most commonly used method of microalgae production is the photobioreactor, a technology that requires high investment and operating costs as well as large amounts of energy.
  • Cultivation in open pond
    We also support the use of cultivation in open ponds for microalgae, an approach that involves lower investment, and energy costs. It has the potential to generate higher biomass.
  • Cultivation in fermenter
    The use of fermenters is a relatively newly developed method by which we achieve higher productivity, contamination control, and biomass quality and profile control.
Haematococcus Pluvialis Production

Our Advantages

  • Our scientists are focused on technology and innovation.
  • We offer integrated production solutions tailored to your projects' needs.
  • We provide flexible integration with the client's systems.
  • Vertical integration enables access to the highest quality microalgal products due to our ability to manage tighter quality controls.

CD BioSciences is a professional service provider for the marine biology industry. Our chitin fertilizer production services can ensure that the most suitable methods and techniques are selected for your project. We provide our customers with the most precise ingredient data and highly informed process expertise. Our team of biomass experts plays a key role in the formulation, optimization and commercial evaluation of biomass value-added processes in industry and academia. If necessary, please feel free to contact us.


  • Fabris M, Abbriano R M, Pernice M, et al. Emerging technologies in algal biotechnology: toward the establishment of a sustainable, algae-based bioeconomy[J]. Frontiers in plant science, 2020, 11: 279.

Please kindly note that our services can only be used to support research purposes (Not for clinical use).

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