NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Avoca and Synthetic Genomics today announced a supply agreement to extract and commercialize natural astaxanthin from algae strains developed by SGI.

The agreement also gives Avoca the exclusive rights to sell in North America products based on SGI-produced astaxanthin. Avoca's parent firm, Pharmachem Laboratories, will market and sell the products.

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