We develop, produce and market natural active ingredients derived from microalgae, intended for food supplement laboratories and cosmetics brands.
To develop our ingredients we draw on the immense diversity of bioactive compounds present in microalgae. We are able to do this thanks to our unique production process and our special know-how.
Our processes, developed internally and patented, overcome the standard barriers to producing microalgae. Utilizing 5,000 litre tubular photobioreactors (known as CAMARGUE technology) provides us with high differentiation potential (access to a new diversity of species) together with the ability to produce natural active ingredients on an industrial and standardized scale (a mode of production both continuous and controlled).
Since we are convinced that natural and durable must go in hand in hand, we have taken the decision to undertake ourselves the manufacturing of all our ingredients, from A to Z, and to optimize each step with respect for the environment.
Our technology enables us, indeed, to cultivate microalgae in an environmentally responsible manner by adjusting nutrient intake to physiological needs.
Vincent Usache is an AgroParisTech-trained agronomist who also has an MBA from Audencia Business School. He draws on fifteen years’ experience in multinational companies working on the commercial and technical development of high value-added ingredients. Vincent joined Microphyt in 2013 as CEO.
Alain Guillemin brings to Microphyt the vision and experience acquired as CEO of companies such as Terrena and Royal Canin. He has been an independent Administrator of Microphyt since 2017.
Olivier Clech, formerly Vice-President of Lallemand Inc. and now CEO of Nor-Feed Holding, has been an independent Administrator of Microphyt since 2015. His engagement in the company’s strategy has led to the establishment and strengthening of major industrial partnerships.
Starting Bloch : Jean François Bloch, strategic support in Intellectual Property
E-CFO : Véronique Puyau, Finance and Accounting Expertise .
BioAdvice – Claude Bensoussan : consulting & expertise in industrial biotechnology
We have the firm belief at Microphyt that microalgae contain the essential characteristics necessary to help solve the current challenges of nutrition, well-being and health.
These microscopic plants, the first links in the aquatic food chain, are capable of producing from light and CO2 an infinite variety of molecules to adapt themselves to any living environment. And these natural active compounds offer many benefits for nutrition, for health and for well-being.
The richness of microalgae still remains mostly untapped. Only a few species are cultivated on an industrial scale. Thanks to the know-how of our teams and to the innovative production processes we have developed, the possibility is now open to access this immense/huge biodiversity.
As we conduct our business in accordance with strong social and environmental values, we commit to be ecologically responsible and socially equitable.