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ABO Member Profile: POS Bio-Sciences

logoArguably known to be one of the most established microbial biomass (algae, yeast, fungi, etc) oil extraction companies in the world, POS Bio-Sciences has been collaborating for more than a decade with major ABO member organizations on the extraction, fractionation, and purification of algae based oils and bioactives for the fuel and nutraceutical markets; as well as conducting algae research for the resulting algae meals. POS’s facility is capable of processing between 10 to 15 MT of dry biomass per week, for both research and commercial purposes.

POS Bio-Sciences opened as a research facility to study grain and oilseed processing and ingredient development for the food industry in 1977. POS has since expanded to include cosmetics, wellness,agriculture biotechnology, feed, and industrial bio-products such as biofuels. The organization has served over 5,400 clients from 40 different countries and has increased its global staff from 18 to 96 team members.

On April 1, 2014 the POS group expanded its services through the introduction of the POS BPC Manufacturing Corp.(“POS BPC”), providing commercial scale custom processing services for biological materials at the Innovation Place research park in Saskatoon. POS BPC has increased the capabilities of the POS group of companies with the addition of a 12,000 sq ft processing area capable of completing custom production scale volumes for commercial markets.

POS Bio-Sciences has been an important stakeholder for the algae industry. The POS group of companies help organizations get the most out of their R&D budget through the guidance of POS staff, expertise in process development, award-winning analytical services, and custom processing.

POS Bioscience’s goal is to provide an one-stop shop for all their partners’ R&D needs, allowing partners to enter the market faster by limiting their capital investments and to generate revenue sooner. ABO is pleased to have POS Bio-Sciences as a Corporate Member.

The team at POS can be reached at 800.230.2751 or pos@pos.ca.

This ABO Member Profile originally appeared in Algae Insights, ABO’s monthly newsletter. Click here to subscribe.

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