What is Omega-3? Omega-3 belongs to the family of polyunsaturated fatty acids present in fish and microalgae. The omega-3 fatty acids that have been most beneficial to human health are DHA+EPA. DHA+EPA promotes the development and proper functioning of the brain and sight, while EPA is a great cardioprotective.
What does cell-based Omega-3 mean? At Cubiq Foods we are developing a cell-based omega-3 production process. Just as macro-organisms help to produce yogurt or beer in high-volume, Cubiq Foods cells will produce omega-3-rich oils in a similarly sustainable and scalable way.
What is the demand for omega-3s? Currently, omega-3 demand is exceeding the supply capacity for fish oil. Cultured microalgae systems are a more sustainable alternative. Cubiq Foods are developing an efficient, sustainable, and more economical production process for high-quality omega-3s to be incorporated into food at a convenient unit cost.
What is the process at Cubiq Foods? Our production system is based on duck cells. These cells can accumulate up to 85% of their weight in oil. and by precisely selecting their growth conditions, we attain high quality omega-3 rich oils at a competitive cost. Our cell culture system does not use animal serum, and the cost of our culture medium has reduced tenfold since we began.
What is the advantage over other omega-3 oils? When the system is finished, it will be a sustainable, scalable, and competitive price source for omega-3 production. Cubiq Foods can also tailor the DHA+EPA levels according to customer requirements. It will be a go-to for omega-3 in nutraceuticals, and can be micro-encapsulated as micro Omega-3 microalgae oil in food products.