Oral Vaccines Built With Synthetic Biology
We are creating a platform technology to eliminate the use of antibiotics in farmed seafood. Thanks to major advances in algal genomics and molecular biology, microalgae can be engineered to express inexpensive therapeutic proteins and vaccines of economic value. We are building our technology based on robust and cutting-edge science.
Making Aquaculture More Efficient and Sustainable
By using microalgae as an oral delivery vehicle, we can substantially cut labor and post-processing costs, allowing us to produce effective vaccines that are much more affordable and user-friendly. Our technology can reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotics, reduce fish mortality rates in aquaculture farms, prevent bacterial and viral diseases from wiping out entire fish stocks, and improve global food security. Farmed seafood is rapidly becoming an essential source of protein, yet millions of tons of quality seafood is lost each year due to diseases. We want to change that.