Fatty acids in omega-3 and omega-6 series have beneficial effect on human and animal health in maintaining proper regulation of several biological systems, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, sexual and immune systems. They have been used extensively in feed, food, nutraceuticals and also pharmaceutical sectors.
BIOTEC developed the production processes of omega-3 and omega-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) using oleaginous microorganisms screened from natural habitats. Submerged and solid-state fermentations have developed for the production of omega-6 fatty acid (arachidonic acid) from Mortierella sp. The high-cell-density cultivation of thraustochytrids has established for production of docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. The optimized conditions developed for each process can be used at the production scale of 100-150 L.
This technology is available for licensing. For further information, please contact BIOTEC Business Development Division.