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SeaStock Elevates Industry Standards with Asparagopsis Breakthroughs



SeaStock has once again set a new benchmark in the seaweed industry, achieving remarkable breakthroughs in Asparagopsis extraction and cultivation. The company has successfully achieved pharmaceutical-grade red pigment extraction, a refined bromoform concentration exceeding 65mg/ml, and are moving towards achieving their daily optimised target growth rate at their pilot plant. These achievements solidify SeaStock’s position as a cost leader in the rapidly growing seaweed sector and further demonstrate the robust economic advantages of onshore cultivation. 

Building on its previous success in cosmetic-grade pigment extraction, SeaStock has now attained the highest level of purity with pharmaceutical-grade quality. This advancement adds substantial value and signifies a strategic shift into a high-margin, high-growth sector. Market research forecasts indicate that the natural food colourants market is expected to grow from US$2.0 billion globally in 2022 to US$3.0 billion by 2028, and the global biotechnology pigments market is projected to expand from US$1.0 billion in 2022 to US$2.2 billion by 2033.

The successful isolation of bromoform is a testament to the efficacy of SeaStock’s patented dual extraction method. This method not only achieves high concentrations of natural bromoform over 65mg/ml but also maintains its natural integrity. This achievement highlights SeaStock’s commitment to providing cost-effective and sustainable solutions for the agricultural sector.

Further solidifying their role as industry leaders, SeaStock continues to enhance its daily growth rates at its pilot plant, steadily progressing toward achieving its optimised target rate. This improvement reflects the company’s sophisticated cultivation techniques and its dedication to ecologically responsible practices.

Tom Puddy, Managing Director and Co-Founder of SeaStock, remarked, “Our recent achievements in Asparagopsis extraction and cultivation not only demonstrate our scientific and operational excellence but also place us at the forefront of the seaweed industry. By achieving new levels of product purity and efficiency, we are perfectly aligned with the increasing global demand for eco-friendly solutions.”

These series of achievements not only emphasise SeaStock’s commitment to advancing marine science but also highlight their potential to enhance the market with environmentally friendly and sustainably sourced products. Building on this momentum, since reaching key biological and product quality milestones, SeaStock is now escalating production and initiating its global customer execution strategy to deliver its concentrated products more broadly.


Research Scientist

Dr Sanjana Senthilkumar is a Ph.D. graduate of Philosophy in Biosciences and Bioengineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, and holds a Bachelor of Technology in biochemistry from Sathyabama University, in India. During this time Sanjana gained vast research knowledge on plant secondary metabolites and their physiochemical properties. Her nearly decade-long experience spans across plant tissue culture, natural product chemistry, photo-physics, and various analytical techniques. She possesses skill in experimental design, research review, execution, data analysis, and scientific writing. She has led and executed a research entrepreneurship project, which involved design, development, and patenting of an innovative apparatus for use in chemistry laboratories. Additionally, she has undertaken several roles as a trainer, teaching assistant, supervisor, instrument operator, and laboratory demonstrator. Sanjana has been appointed to the position of Research Scientist to support the next phase of the Company’s commercial growth. Tasked specifically with helping establish a scientific approach to developing sustainable and commercially viable biomass growth of macro algae.


Production Technician

In 2023 Zoe completed a Bachelors in Coastal and Marine Science at Curtin University. During her study Zoe also gained work experience as an aquaculture volunteer, including roles with PhD students and Department Primary Industry Resource Development (DPIRD).  In addition Zoe worked at the Geraldton TAFE commercial hatchery, which introduced her knowledge to cultivate Asparagopsis seaweed and aquaculture operations.
Within completing Zoe's degree, she also completed field work studies on fish behaviours and interacted with multiple marine based professionals.  Zoe had access to innovative technology that made her learning & experiences much more immersive and accessible, enabling her to gain experience in technologies, equipment and platforms used within the aquaculture research industry.  Zoe is thrilled to be a part of the Seastock science team, which has further ignited her passion for the ocean and participating in work which will benefit the state of our climate. Working towards a more positive future for all.