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Microphyt develop, produce and market natural active ingredients derived from microalgae, intended for food supplement laboratories and cosmetics brands.

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After a few months of close collaboration, Microphyt and Archimede Ricerche, the subsidiary of the APG group, will jointly present their natural active ingredients range at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva from May 15th to 17th.

Vitafoods Europe is the event where the global nutraceutical supply chain meet. Vitafoods Europe is the only dedicated event covering the entire nutraceutical supply chain : ingredients and raw materials, contract manufacturing and private label, services and equipment and branded finished products. This exhibition brings together 1,100+ of the most innovative suppliers and 21,000+ senior decision-maker who are looking to source nutraceutical ingredients and raw materials, services and dietary supplements.

The nutraceutical products of the two partners will then be presented at the show: Astapak (spray-dried biomass of Haematococcus pluvialis, standardized in astaxanthin from 1.5% to 3.5%), VitalSpir (premium Spirulina with high level of Phycocyanin) and VitalChlo (spray-dried biomass of Chlorella vulgaris rich in nutrients). Vitafoods will also be the opportunity for Microphyt to highlight the breakthroughs of two new proprietary natural active ingredients that will be on the market by 2019. They focus on weight management and the prevention of age-related cognitive decline. The team will be delighted to welcome visitors to booth L170!


About MICROPHYT
MICROPHYT SA is an innovative SME specializing in the production and commercialization of microalgae-based natural active ingredients. With its know-how and experience of more than 10 years in this field, Microphyt draws from the microalgae unique solutions for nutrition & health and cosmetics industries. Microphyt’s technologies, developed internally and patented, allow the controlled production of microalgae biomass and extracts. Microalgae are cultured in 5,000 litre capacity tubular photobioreactors. These systems are particularly suited to the production of delicate and/or slow-growing species in that they preserve their cellular integrity; consequently, they offer access to an immensely diverse range of interesting molecules. Microphyt has filed four patents on microalgae production processes. The company now comprises 15 people.

About the APG Group
The APG Group of Companies is an Italian leader in production of esters, refined natural oils, cosmetics raw material and products, advanced biofuel and microalgae with an international manufacturing presence. The group of companies belonging to the founder, Augusto Parodi, has been structured in business divisions in 2016, creating the APG Group, with the aim of exploiting synergies within the acquired businesses in the oleochemical field and based on the original expertise developed over 70 years of activity of A&A Fratelli Parodi. Currently APG is owning, controlling and/or participating in a group of 11 companies with total revenues of 130 Million Euro with 200 employees globally. APG is organized in 3 main business division:
– Chemical: manufacture and development of a wide range of natural-based oleochemical raw materials for industrial applications
– Advanced Biofuel: production of 3rd generation biodiesel based on recovery and valorisation of recycled vegetable oils and derivatives
– Life Science Division – development and production of natural cosmetic, pharma, food and feed raw-materials from advanced vegetable and microalgae feedstocks.
– Its affiliate ARCHIMEDE RICERCHE SRL is a marine-technology company based in Camporosso (Italy), active since 2008 in microalgae research and production.