Inauguration of the LabCom BioTechAlg

The BioTechAlg Joint Laboratory was inaugurated on Friday 26 October, at the European University Institute of the Sea, in the presence of Mr Matthieu Gallou, President of the University of Western Brittany.

This new Joint Laboratory, accredited by the French National Research Agency, is a premiere at the University of Western Brittany. It is the result of a partnership between the Laboratory of Environmental Marine Sciences and the microalgae producer company Greensea, with the support of the SATT Ouest Valorisation, and aims to identify new molecules derived from microalgae. These still unknown compounds are of major strategic interest to the cosmetics and food industry: in the long term, for example, they can replace chemical preservatives that pose many public health problems.