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Qualitas and Valicor partner to commercialize algal Omega-3

February 11, 2013
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

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Qualitas and Valicor are partnering on the production of EicoOil™, a premium Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LC-PUFA) Omega-3 product from a vegetarian source, offering high-quality EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)-rich Omega-3 oil.

Qualitas Health and Valicor Renewables (formerly SRS Energy LLC) have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the launch of high-EPA Omega-3 oil from algae. The companies have joined forces to combine their expertise and experience in biology, advanced chemistry and technology commercialization to make a significant impact on the global Omega-3 market with next-generation algae-based products.

“We are excited to work with Valicor Renewables as our strategic extraction partner,” says Dr. Isaac Berzin, Founder and CTO of Qualitas Health. “Exclusive access to Valicor’s extraction technology gives us a significant technological advantage and reduces the time-to-market of our pure-EPA omega-3 oil from algae. Valicor’s technology is proven and practical. It completes the necessary portfolio of technologies needed to manufacture an algae-based Omega-3 supplement on a commercial scale.”

“The collaboration between Qualitas and Valicor brings together best-in-class cultivation and strain technology with best-in-class extraction technology, protected by robust patents,” said Dr. Brian Goodall, VP. Business Development at Valicor Renewables. “Valicor’s extraction technology is designed to keep the natural algae polar lipids intact while avoiding the use of potentially harmful solvents.”

Based in Jerusalem, Israel, Qualitas Health is a privately-held company developing high-value vegetarian food supplements and pharmaceutical ingredients based on microalgae. The team is led by Dr. Isaac Berzin, a renowned pioneer in large-scale algal production engaged in the development of algae cultivation systems for many years. In 2001 he founded the first company in the world developing algal biofuels, GreenFuel Technologies, leading the development of advanced algal cultivation systems deployed at 17 locations in the US and globally.

Dr. Berzin’s Qualitas team has developed a unique and proprietary technology for strain selection, sustainable algae farming, harvesting and oil processing. The technology allows for the effective production of proprietary premium Omega-3 algae oil for a wide range of applications.

Since beginning the Algae Extraction Program in 2007, Dexter, Michigan-based Valicor Renewables has established transformative new techniques for the extraction and fractionation of algae oil. The development of the patent pending Valicor Algafrac™ technologies has provided for commercially scalable processes that efficiently and cost-effectively extract both polar and non-polar lipids.

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