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The A4F Group is a bio-industrial conglomerate focused on the development and deployment of bioprocessing technologies. Their mission revolves around harnessing sustainable raw materials and renewable biological resources to create a wide range of products designed for a more sustainable future.
This technology-driven group specializes in the production and processing of seaweeds, microalgae, and other microorganisms for many applications such as food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, wastewater treatment, soil remediation, bioplastics, biofuels, and more.
With a dedicated commitment to the future, the A4F Group is actively engaged in pioneering processes and technologies for carbon capture and utilization, along with biomass valorization. Their dedication stems from a genuine desire to create new business opportunities and promote sustainable industrial development and reconversion.
The company’s heritage dates back to 1935, when Dr. Arnold Beckman founded National Technical Laboratories in California. That year, he sold 87 of his recently patented pH meters, a groundbreaking technology that could be used for everything from water quality testing to laboratory research.
Their mission today, which has changed little since 1935, is to empower those who are seeking answers to life’s important scientific and healthcare questions.
This mission embodies all their efforts to help customers get the data and answers they need, when they need them.
These answers may be important for expediting development of a new, life-saving biopharmaceutical, to help exonerate an innocent person based on DNA evidence, or to help monitor patients with chronic diseases.
If your life’s calling demands answers for these (or dozens of other) important endeavors, you need to know Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. No matter the type or scope of questions you have, we can help you get the answers you need — often faster than you thought possible.
At the crossroads of life sciences and bio-processes, they develop the next generation of natural ingredients from microalgae for a better living.
Based in the South of France near Montpellier, Microphyt is a leading company in the development, production and commercialization of microalgae-based bioactives for health and beauty. With more than 10 years of expertise in the field, Microphyt leverages microalgae’s previously untapped diversity to provide unique solutions for Nutrition and Wellness. Microphyt's technologies, developed in-house and patented, enable the controlled production of a wide variety of microalgae sustainably at an industrial scale. Microphyt currently employs 55 people and has filed 10 patent families.
SCHOTT is a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on specialty glass. Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion – this is what has driven the #glasslovers at SCHOTT for more than 130 years. SCHOTT’s Business Unit Tubing is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of glass tubing, rods and profiles. SCHOTT Tubing provides customized products and services for international growth markets such as pharmaceuticals and electronics as well as industrial and environmental engineering, like photobioreactors (PBR). With DURAN® borosilicate glass tubing, manifolds, bends and food-grade couplings the BU Tubing provides ideal materials for algae cultivation in PBR systems: Smooth interior surfaces are easy to clean, protect against biocontamination and ensure food grade algae quality. With a lifetime of over 50 years and a consistently high light transmission, glass offers a cost effective and productive solution.
When cultivating algae, population vitality is crucial. Q.ANT Particle Sensors enable the real-time detection and analysis of size, velocity and position of particle sizes ranging from 2 to 700 microns for real-time monitoring of algae cultivation in bioreactors. By providing an instant evaluation of growth phases and key cellular attributes like size, cell debris, agglomeration factor or contamination of single algae cells, the sensor’s analysis provides real-time insights into the algae culture, enhancing the understanding of their state.
Operation, as well as real-time display of analysis results, are enabled via a browser-based, easy-to-use interface. The WebGUI visualizes detailed distributions of size, velocity and count of the particles and statistical analysis values of the measurements in real time, which are stored in detailed reports. In addition, the WebGUI is characterized by its extensive settings of the measurement parameters, which make the measurements specifically adaptable to your application.
For laboratory environments, repeatable analyses are possible and data can be exported, stored and securely transferred via customizable APIs to laboratory systems or the cloud. In the future, the online process integration of the sensor will enable real-time process control in bioreactors to increase their productivity as well as the quality of the processed media.
BrightWave specializes in the design and sale of indoor, industrial scale PBRs. They make it easy to co-locate feedstock production with manufacturing, and help organizations develop more sustainable and streamlined supply chains.
BrightWave’s patented PBRs are powered by in-water grow lights that scale algae cultivation vertically and maximize production on the smallest footprint. And they self-clean, increasing production further by eliminating down time.
Their PBRs are already making waves in sectors like food and feed, pharma and nutraceuticals, biomaterials and fuels. They deliver customized solutions and substantial climate impacts to multiple industries, part of their mission to drive global adoption of algae as the world’s most versatile feedstock.
BrightWave is excited to be a sponsor and attending their first AlgaEurope conference!
Lgem offers reliable systems for cultivating any algae at any scale. With over 16 years of experience with autotrophic algae, Lgem provides a solid basis of knowledge, skills, technology, and R&D.
Lgem’s iconic two-phase PBR solutions have increased productivity and deliver stable algae production at lower operational costs. Lgem’s patented PBR systems are automated, fully integrated, and industry 4.0-ready. Lgem’s PBRs range from 20 litres to >1.000.000 litres.
At Lgem, investment risk reduction is a crucial success factor for its clients. The AlgaeHUB facility (>20 FTE, 7.000 m2 with >10 production units available) allows customers to optimise and validate their business case on an industrial scale before making significant investments.
Currently, Lgem works for both established and new innovative food companies and the feed, pharma, and cosmetic industries. Lgem can successfully cultivate more than ten different microalgae strains, including some of the most fragile species/variants.
PSI (Photon Systems Instruments) is the world leader in development and manufacturing of cutting-edge instrumentation for imaging and monitoring of biological signals in plants and algae for more than 25 years. They were the first company to offer a chlorophyll fluorescence imaging system, and we remain at the forefront of technology for monitoring growth and physiological activity in samples that range from individual cells to large crop and tree species. Their products are used all over the world, at universities, research institutions and biotech industries as well. They are used in terrestrial and aquatic environments, in the laboratory and in the field, from the tropics to the high Arctic.
The quality of their products is impeccable. In 2017, the founder of PSI, Mr. Martin Trtílek, won the EY Technical Businessman of the Year, reflecting the success of PSI on the world stage, and the prestige in which the company is held by its clients. In addition to providing instrumentation, they offer dependable, and timely, worldwide support through our offices in Europe, Australia and North America.
Currently, PSI portfolio includes complete assortment for algal bio-technology from precise small and large scale photobioreactors and other cultivators, through a range of hand-held and bench-top devices for chlorophyll fluorescence detection and imaging, to fully automated phenotyping stations based on microplates and Petri dishes.
Please visit their website www.psi.cz for more information, and do not hesitate to contact them with any
questions. Or visit them in Drásov, Brno region. They look forward to seeing you!