Our Journey: A Record of Accomplishments
This section chronicles our achievements in both academia and business, starting with our participation in an academic conference in 2016. As entrepreneurs driven by our passion for algae, we believe that all of these steppingstones have contributed to our ultimate success.
Iconthin Biotech nominated for Canadian Health Food Association's Celebrating Diversity Award! 🏆 Recognizing our dedication to inclusive culture and equity. Honored CHFA Industry Achievement Awards nominee, reflecting our commitment to diversity.
Introducing AlgaeAsta™ Astaxanthin, created through third-generation Haematococcus Pluvialis cultivation from pure microalgae using advanced technology. Our natural astaxanthin stands out for its remarkable effectiveness and safety, catering perfectly to health-conscious consumers.
We are excited to announce that AstaDaily has officially been registered as a trademark in the United States by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)! This is a major milestone for our company, and we could not have achieved it without your support. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We are excited for what the future holds for AstaDaily.
The CHFA NOW in Toronto was a huge success and Iconthin was proud to be a part of it! We were able to showcase our fantastic product lines and give a sneak peek of our upcoming new products. Thank you to everyone who stopped by Booth: 1048 to see us and make the event a memorable one!
We are excited to announce the launch of our new skincare product line, AstaDermal. The first product in our line is the Astaxanthin Nourishing & Brightening Mask, which utilizes our innovative AstaNano Technology. This cutting-edge technology allows for the delivery of astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, directly to the skin for maximum effectiveness. We can't wait for you to try it and experience the nourishing and brightening benefits for yourself.
Get ready to restock your shelves with AstaDaily® All-In-One Health Supplement! This top-rated product, which contains natural astaxanthin and a blend of other nutrients, has previously sold out twice due to its popularity. Don't miss your chance to try this highly effective supplement for yourself. Keep an eye out for updates on availability and how to get your hands on AstaDaily®
We are thrilled to announce that our CEO has been invited to contribute a chapter to the upcoming book, Global Perspective on Astaxanthin. This comprehensive volume brings together the latest research and thinking on astaxanthin and its health benefits, and our CEO's chapter, "Bio-Extraction of Astaxanthin Adopting Varied Techniques and Downstream Processing Methodologies," offers valuable insights on this powerful nutrient. We can't wait to see the final publication and are honored to be a part of it.
We are excited to announce we have been granted a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada. This allows us to import personal protective equipment (PPE) to support Canadian healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have begun supplying certified PPE to assist in the fight against the virus. Our goal is to help keep communities safe and healthy during this time.
Hospitals are in urgent need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19. In response, we have made donations of PPE to help in the fight against the virus. Join us in supporting #thePPEdrive and do your part to keep communities safe and healthy.
Our company was invited to participate in the Blue Bio Value program, a business accelerator focused on the blue bioeconomy. During a month-long trip to Lisbon, we worked to scale up marine bio-based solutions that address important global challenges and meet market demand.
Iconthin was honored to be invited to present at the United Nations Environment's Green Fair event, where we shared our insights on sustainable lifestyles and products. We encouraged attendees to make small changes in their consumption patterns, use active transportation, and buy local foods in order to live more sustainably.
Iconthin recently participated in Startup Boost, a global tech startup accelerator that helps early-stage entrepreneurs get ready for investment and expansion. With their expertise and guidance, we were able to fine-tune our technology and business model, with the goal of addressing larger societal issues.
Our company, Iconthin, was invited to participate in the Toronto-based research and innovation event, CRAM. During the event, we had the opportunity to share our experience in turning a research project into a commercial success with the public.
We were honored to be invited to participate as exhibitors at the True Blue Expo, the University of Toronto's annual showcase of entrepreneurship initiatives. This capstone event is part of the University's Entrepreneurship Week and offers an opportunity to demonstrate how our microalgae-based products can benefit human health and contribute to a more sustainable future.
On behalf of Iconthin, our CEO Alvin Cheng met with Parliamentary Assistant David Piccini at the University of Toronto's Hatchery to discuss ways in which the government can support the development of a sustainable and green microalgae industry. The meeting was a valuable opportunity for Iconthin to share our vision and receive guidance as we work towards creating a positive impact on the environment through our green technology.
YEDI is a top-tier business accelerator aiming to provide mentorship to Canada’s innovative entrepreneurs, in order to accelerate successful businesses. Iconthin was proud to be selected from more than 400 applicants. We built solid relationships with experienced business mentors and investors throughout the 16-week training process, greatly shaping the future of Iconthin.
Dr. Alvin Cheng, CEO of Iconthin, was invited to attend AlgaEurope, a renowned academic conference on microalgae. During the event, he shared his insights on the current state and future direction of microalgae research and presented Iconthin's innovative astaxanthin extraction technology using a microfluidic platform.
Iconthin was invited to present at Innovate Niagara, a leading innovation center supporting young entrepreneurs and companies. Our CEO, Dr. Alvin Cheng, shared how a thriving microalgae industry can help mitigate global warming and improve human health through the use of algae.
The University of Toronto held its annual research showcase, UTMUST, featuring the most advanced and innovative research projects from across the university. Iconthin was invited to present on the development of AstaDaily, a daily health supplement created through the transformation of top-tier research.
On World Environment Day 2018, Iconthin was invited to participate in the UN Green Fair to share our vision for using microalgae to protect the environment and improve human health.
Algae Biomass Summit is a premier event for those involved in the algae industry. Our CEO, Dr. Alvin Cheng, was invited to speak about the development of microalgae technology and showcase our innovative astaxanthin extraction process at the event.
Iconthin's CEO, Dr. Alvin Cheng, was invited to speak at the AlgalBBB conference, hosted by ELSEVIER. The conference brings together scientists, engineers, funding sponsors, and leaders to discuss the latest scientific discoveries in the field. During his talk, Dr. Cheng highlighted Iconthin's groundbreaking work on Supercritical CO2 extraction of astaxanthin.
Dr. Alvin Cheng, CEO of Iconthin, was honored to receive the Young Researcher Award at the Algae Biomass Summit in Phoenix for his work in advancing microalgal technology. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and innovation of the Iconthin team in creating sustainable solutions that benefit both human health and the environment.