Yemoja Launches On-demand Microalgae


Yemoja, Ltd. has created a platform for cultivating customized, pharmaceutical grade microalgae on demand. The company utilizes fast-track photobioreactor technology for microalgae production.

Yemoja can produce algae-centered ingredients standardized to a variety of bioactive compounds or algae extract encompassing fucoxanthins, polysaccharides, xanthophylls, carotenoids, enzymes and more.

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“The market is still in the early stages of tapping into the immense potential of these marine ‘supercrops,’” notes Eyal Shalmon, CEO of Yemoja. “Our mission is to boost the entire microalgae value chain with new varieties and yields and bring them to the mainstream of high-end nutraceutical food and cosmeceutical spheres with additional formulations in the pipeline.”

According to Yemoja, the company’s cultivation is able to address compositional homogeneity, scalability and contamination proofing for “clean,” safe microalgae.

“Yemoja’s patented technology evolved from a deep-rooted appreciation of biopharma and marine sciences, supported by extensive experience in algae cultivation,” says Erez Ashkenazi, COO and Co-Founder of Yemoja. “This unprecedented capacity was collectively harnessed to produce a variety of pure algae at any scale, and in a short time—something the microalgae market has not witnessed until now.”

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The Yemoja operates an indoor, contaminant-free closed cultivation system that maintains control of key parameters such as temperature, pH, light, and CO2 emissions, and allows for the simultaneous growth of multiple species in a very tightly controlled environment. This ensures the consistent supply of standardized specialty ingredients.

“Microalgae are sunlight-driven, single-celled factories, and by nature highly resilient and versatile,” emphasizes Amikam Bar-Gil, CTO and co-founder of Yemoja. “They also are a powerful source of natural, vegan, bioactive ingredients. Our approach serves to create pure, sustainable microalgae-derived products of the highest quality, and that can be naturally adapted into any desired matrix.”

For more information, visit Yemoja Ltd.’s website.

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