Maryland Industrial Partnerships

MIPS 25th Book
Browse the MIPS 25th Anniversary Commemorative Collection book online


Martek Biosciences developed and manufactures two polyunsaturated fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA). These two fatty acids are found throughout the human body and in breast milk. DHA is a key component in the development of the eyes and the central nervous system in newborns. Martek's oils are licensed and sold to many infant formula manufacturers.

MIPS helped Martek evaluate the best procedures for maximizing DHA yield from the company’s microalgae. Access to Mtech’s Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility was critical.

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