Lusalgae is a biotechnology company that uses and operates with seaweed and other marine organisms of the Portuguese Atlantic coast having the multiple industry fields (cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food, etc.) as targets. Originated from extensive scientific research work, and with the collaboration of a range of partners which includes the University of Coimbra and the MARE (UC) centre, the activities of this company focus on producing innovative technology and products in an eco-sustainable way.
Lusalgae is a new marine biotechnology company established in Figueira da Foz that uses marine elements in an eco-sustainable way. Founded in 2016 by two young entrepreneurs with MSc in biology and in love with phycology, Lusalgae takes advantage of the unique ecosystem of the river Mondego in order to produce high quality seaweed extracts.
At this moment Lusalgae created and developed the brand Sealgae®. + info
Develop sustainable algal biotechnology in an environment of innovation and bioremediation.
Being recognised as a pioneer organization in the Portuguese biotechnology sector.
Exploration and processing of marine organism with special focus on seaweed.
Guided by ethic and transparency, we want to develop innovative and eco-sustainable processes focused on the recovery of the environment.
Tiago Santos Morais
CEO and co-founder
With a Degree and MSc in Biology from the University of Coimbra, he presented a thesis about the influence of narcotics in the nervous system and soon became interested in the potential of various themes related to biotechnology.
In early stage worked in scientific consulting and participated in the entrepreneur course Beta-Start.
It was the research work experience from the University of Coimbra together with his entrepreneur spirit that created Lusalgae
João Filipe Pires Cotas
With a Degree and MSc in biology from the University of Coimbra, he developed a thesis on algal biotechnology applied to pharmaceutical research.
He looks at the marine biotechnology as a world of great potential, and how seaweed could be beneficial to improve several subjects related to society, health and in industrial and technology development.
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