Kemin acquires Algal Scientific’s beta-glucan technology
April 3, 2017
emin Industries, a global nutritional ingredient company, has acquired unique beta-glucan manufacturing technology from Algal Scientific. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Algal Scientific focuses on solutions for animal and human nutrition using a unique algae production system. This technology produces highly concentrated products to support gut health in both animals and humans.
“The acquisition of this beta-glucan manufacturing technology, developed by Algal Scientific, will provide Kemin with capabilities and products needed to further expand our antibiotic alternative portfolio for animals, and offer important scientific advancements for humans and pets,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries.
“As a start-up, Algal Scientific invented this technology and extensively researched the science behind the differentiated beta-glucan,” added John Tucker, CEO of Algal Scientific. “Kemin is uniquely suited to exploit this technology and offer advanced products to customers globally.”
A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets, for customers in more than 120 countries.