Astaxanthin is a high value carotenoid which is used as feed additive in aquaculture and poultry farming.


It also considered as effective agent for the prevention of a variety of age-related, degenerative and chronic diseases, as cataracts, macular degeneration, cancer and atherosclerosis, being very appreciated as nutraceutical or dietetic additive.

Our goal is the development of a new genetically improved microalgae able to accumulate 10% of its dry weight astaxanthin, reaching high cell densities and product yields.




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