Algal Bio Co., Ltd., a biotech startup, was established in March 2018 based upon 20 years of research results at the University of Tokyo. We possess around 3000 algae strains.These algae strains produce naturally occurring functional substances such as carotenoids, long chain unsaturated fatty acids , protein and oils. In addition to the strains isolated from the environment, these algae strains include strains obtained by mutation breeding with heavy ion-beam irradiation. The need for biologically-derived functional substances is increasing globally due to consumer health and natural orientation, the avoidance of genetic modification, and various regulations on chemically synthesized substances. Our algae strain does not use genetic recombination technology, so it can meet a wide range of needs. We can provide functional substance, functional foods (health foods and supplements), cosmetics, functional beverages, natural additives, medicines and biofuels, etc.
Managing Director, Chiba Industry Advancement Center
Director, Tokatsu Techno Plaza
I recommend Algal Bio Co.,Ltd., a tenant company of Tokatsu Techno Plaza, to the Asian Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) 2019.
This is because Algal Bio Co.,Ltd. has a good record of microalgal study results based on academic research and the company is promoting its commercialization.
Below are the detailed explanations.
1. Algae is a useful resource that has low environmental impact when considering about the future global environment.
2. Algal Bio Co., Ltd. is a start-up company from the University of Tokyo. Research and development include methods for microalgal cultivation, component analysis and the development of manufacturing methods for demonstration plants. The company also aims for microalgal mass production.
3. The company has around 3,000 unique algal strains which were obtained by irradiating heavy ion beams to microalgae. These strains contain naturally derived excellent functional substances.
4. Algal Bio Co., Ltd aims to utilize the characteristics of different ingredient of many microalgal strains and aims to sell microalgae as a supply to functional foods, supplements, cosmetics, and biofuels.
For these reasons mentioned above, I believe Algal Bio Co., Ltd will contribute to health care in the near future as the company will produce useful microalgae which can be made available not only in Japan but also around the world.