Making Algal Omega-3s Great Again! Speaking at Algae Biomass Summit 2018

Making Algal Omega-3’s Great Again (O-MAGA)! Join Virun NutraBIOsciences and Algarithm Ingredients at Algae Biomass Summit as we share the successful journey of incorporating algal Omega-3’s in food, beverage and dietary supplements, and growing the overall Omega-3 market share.

The majority of Omega-3’s manufactured currently comes from marine fish, however there are significant concerns due to heavy metal toxin contamination and depletion of fish population due to overfishing. Bringing the goodness of nature in the form of wild, unmodified microalgae strain from the pristine waters of Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, we leverage our proprietary clean, water-based, chemical-free extraction process to produce industry recognized, high quality algal oil delivering 400mg/g DHA. Working with proprietary technologies of our partners Virun Nutra-Biosciences, we bring easy and flavourful ways to enjoy plant-based Omega-3 through food, beverage and dietary supplements everyday.


Sensory experience demo of algal Omega-3 ingredients in food & beverage at VegExpo 2018. Above photos by Samita Manhas.

Finished Products

O3Omega Smoothies

With 3,000mg of MCTs, 400mg vegetarian algal DHA and 2g protein per 1 tablespoon serving Breakfast, O3Omega Smoothies are an easy and flavorful way to enjoy plant-based Omega-3s everyday. The Breakfast Flavor and S’mores Flavor are currently available at 70 Co-op stores across Western Canada.

Sol Cuisine Lemon Dill Salm’n Burger

With 1g algal Omega-3 (DHA) and 14g clean plant-based protein per serving (113g patty), and superfoods such as Fava Bean Protein, Maca Powder, Lucuma Powder, and Mesquite Powder, this burger is an easy and tasty way to enjoy plant-based Omega 3s, proteins and superfoods everyday. The burgers are available at Real Canadian Superstore locations across Canada and at major grocery and health food stores the US.

About the Speakers

Ben Kelly

An entrepreneurial-minded business development professional, Ben Kelly has spent the past 6+ years in business development roles in the dietary supplement and food ingredient industry. Ben leads new business for Algarithm and POS Biosciences where he is responsible for implementing strategic sales and marketing initiatives and for collaborating with global partners. Working closely with both company’s industry-leading scientific teams, Ben serves a critical market prospecting role where he collaborates with and finds potential, strategic partners to further commercialize new ingredients and products.
Ben was a Co-Founder of Algarithm and has been instrumental in securing partners as the company gains traction in new, lucrative markets; today he leads Algarithm as the Managing Director. He holds his B.A. from the University of New Brunswick and his M.P.A from the University of Saskatchewan. Ben’s partner Katie and their two daughters make their home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Philip Bromley

Born in Southern California, 1973, Philip Bromley lived, grew up and surfed in Ventura, California. Mr. Bromley majored in general Chemistry at San Diego State University, so he could continue surfing, and furthered his education under a biochemistry graduate program at SDSU. Mr. Bromley has more than 15 years of experience in Particle augmentation of proteins, peptides and non-polar active agents used in foods, beverages and drugs of which have been attributed toward improved delivery in application and in vitro. Mr. Bromley co-founded Virun® NutraBiosciences® in 2003. Mr. Bromley is an inventor named on at least 40 global patent and patent applications world-wide. In 2003, Mr. Bromley was the first to acknowledge and research the use of Transferrin’s to improve the oral bioavailability of naïve proteins, peptides and drugs including achieving greater than 61% oral bioavailability of human insulin compared to i.v. injection. Mr. Bromley’s patent portfolio includes “compositions” used to encapsulate non polar compounds that dissolve into food and beverage applications that are clear, shelf stable and safe. Mr. Bromley has invented new diester forms of Vitamin E analogues, Esolv®, which is amphiphillic (oil and water soluble) and therefore can deliver non polar compounds into foods and beverage applications with ease, clean label claim and increased oral bioavailability. Esolv® has been shown to not absorb into blood plasma in healthy adults and thus is a suitable encapsulator to replace emulsifiers due to Esolv® safety and toxicology, whereas, commonly used alternatives such as polysorbates and detergents do absorb into blood plasma. Mr. Bromley has joint patents with fortune 400 companies, such as Hormel Foods. Mr. Bromley continues his research to improve the pharmacokinetics and dynamics of drug delivery.

About Us

Algarithm™ is the Smart Source for Plant Based Omega3s providing high quality, algal, value-added Omega 3 ingredients for a wide range of food, beverage, and dietary supplement (including infant) applications. As a DHA supplier that produces plant-based, toxin-free, and sustainable ingredients, we are revolutionizing functional ingredient sourcing in the food, beverage and dietary supplement industry. Algarithm’s™ AlphaMega3 algal DHA oil stands apart from other plant based DHA suppliers due to its flavor, superior stability, and odor characteristics (or lack thereof).

Founded in 2003, Virun Nutra-Biosciences® was formed to create nutritious, great tasting and novel formulations for the food, beverage, supplement and pharmaceutical industries. Located in Pomona, California, Virun is a fully integrated research, production and manufacturing facility, which quickly conceptualizes ideas to create innovative custom bulk blends and finished products for contract manufacturing. Virun is the only biotechnology company that owns over 80 patents worldwide and develops technology around biochemistry practices. Its’ technologies include Esolv, a clean-label claim emulsifier; OmegaH2O, which incorporates omega-3 EPA DHA into clear, shelf-stable, clean label claim beverages without a fishy taste; Probiferrin, a technology that increases the bioavailability and shelf-life of probiotics in powders and beverages, and other innovative solutions and brands, including its’ own line of algal-omega DHA MCT smoothies.

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