The project is funded by Farmaraba, part of Grupo Elgorriaga, which is working with the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Neiker-Tecnalia) on the project.
They have already obtained high-dose omega-3 meal and have been experimenting with different micro-algae species and fermentation conditions.
Norwegian firm Clare has also worked with independent researchers – in its case the University of Tromsø - on herring caviar-sourced omega-3 and is launched four new versions at the Vitafoods trade show next week.
Hansen debuts probiotic drops
Danish probiotics giant Chr Hansen has debuted probiotic drops containing its BB-12 strain and sunflower oil and targeting infants and children.
“Mothers want the best for their children, and with our probiotic drops, they will have a convenient and user-friendly solution at hand which emphasizes safety and efficacy,” said Lasse Nagell, Chr Hansen VP in sales & marketing in Human Health & Nutrition.
Mushroom specialist targets vaginal health
Medical mushroom firm Immuno Medic has launched a formulation called Immuvag targeting women with vaginal disorders including dryness, irritation, itching and inflammation.