Microphyt take stock of progress to the Advisory Board Committee.
The third and penultimate meeting of the SMILE Scientific Advisory Board was held on September 24, 2018 at the premises of the Nutrition-Health and Longevity cluster, located in the Eurasanté park in Lille. Microphyt presented the latest results of the complete biochemical characterization, safety and efficacy of SMILE ingredients to the Scientific Advisory Board composed of academic experts in the field of nutrition and health. These experts were representatives from Le Mans University, the Nutrition-Health and Longevity cluster and the Academy of Agriculture and were able to share their ideas and recommendations on these latest advances as well as on the roadmap until the end of the project in July 2019. In the meantime, among other things, several pre-clinical studies will be carried out on new study models in order to broaden the fields of application of SMILE ingredients and also to best prepare the design of future clinical studies.
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.