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Trends Biotechnol. 2000 Apr;18(4):160-7.

Commercial potential for Haematococcus microalgae as a natural source of astaxanthin.

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Cyanotech Corporation, 73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Suite 102, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA.


As a result of high production costs, commercial products from microalgae must command high prices. Astaxanthin produced by Haematococcus is a product that has become a commercial reality through novel and advanced technology. Cultivation methods have been developed to produce Haematococcus containing 1.5-3.0% astaxanthin by dry weight, with potential applications as a pigment source in aquaculture, poultry feeds and in the worldwide nutraceutical market.

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