Changing the Game
Atacama Bio Natural Products S.A. is a private, Chilean, biotechnology corporation that cultures algae to extract healthy ingredients for human well-being. Its name comes after the surrounding Atacama desert, world-famous as astronomers paradise because of its pristine atmosphere. Besides, its location, away from any agricultural or populated areas, is a strong warranty for secure algae cultivation with no environmental pollution. A 250 acres facility in a high light intensity region with pure water from the Andes mountains makes Atacama Bio a prime producer that can greatly expand its production capacity to meet demand. Company initiates the year 2003 and after a long work of research has developed a robust, state-of-the-art, proprietary culture technology of closed and open photobioreactors.
Our prime product is natural, NAXA verified Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis. It has several uses for human consumption and animal feed purposes. We also are experienced culturing Spirulina sp and Dunaliella salina.
The Possibilities Are Endless
Pure water from the Andes Mountain range, after a careful process, to ensure sterilization is used for the preparation of the growing media. Non-Genetically Modified microalgae are inoculated in the aseptic culture medium of the photobioreactors.
As microorganism contamination is the principal risk in this industry we use for culture growth different types of enclosed photobioreactors that are kept as clean as possible. We use HEPA filtered air and reverse osmosis and ozone-treated water as well as food-grade nutrients. The last stage of production is done in open pond photobioreactors where Haematococcus pluvialis grows in a way that resembles their natural environment.
Harvested microalgae are subjected to a grinding system and vacuum dried at low temperature, preserving the original characteristics and obtaining a powder of very high bioavailability. Oleoresin is supercritical CO2 extracted from the powder, obtaining a product free of residual solvent. Each process is done under the Good Manufacturing Practice standard.