Algal Biotechnology for Animal Agriculture

A proprietary microalgae-production platform for the development of novel and safe products

Our Vision: To facilitate a cost effective transition away from conventional antibiotics within the animal agriculture industry

We aim to tackle some of the industries main challenges by:

  • Applying cutting edge algal biotechnology to deliver innovative products that support production
  • Focusing on improving yield, quality and profitability
  • Being sustainable and resource efficient

Global animal health and nutrition market

60bn chickens

Produced worldwide each year. 9 billion in the U.S


Increase in antibiotic free poultry production in U.S. in last 5 years

Algal biotech solutions for real world problems

Axitan, a budding start-up, is one of the few companies in the world developing microalgae-based biotechnologies for agricultural applications.

The single-celled green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is highly nutritious. It is rich in proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, pigments, vitamins and minerals. It is also free from endotoxins, viral, and prion contaminants compared to other production hosts.

It therefore is the ideal platform to produce, naturally encapsulate, and deliver useful recombinant proteins.

Our green powder is also temperature-stable, helping to alleviate product lifetime and storage concerns. This simple ‘drop-in’ solution can be added directly into animal feed. No additional infrastructure or training is needed.

Our current focus is on poultry. However, we are also working to extend our platform technology into aquaculture. Porcine, ruminant animals and even crop protection solutions are also in our crosshairs.

Our Platform Technology

Axitan has established a robust platform to engineer and grow microalgae in a cost effective and sustainable manner. Microalgae are highly sophisticated but currently under-utilised microorganism. However, through the use of our technology, we have developed several novel microalgae-based products. These are set make invaluable contributions to the animal agriculture industry in the near future.

Our Team

Scientific Advisors