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Cyanotech Corporation

Our Opinion

Cyanotech Corporation is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they conduct Pre-clinical studies of their drugs on animals to assess a product’s safety profile.

Supporting Evidence:

The following company’s report cites that some of the company’s products are tested on animals.

“In August 2000, we received notice that our natural astaxanthin product for the animal nutrition market, NatuRose, had been approved by the FDA for use as a color additive in the feed of salmon and trout. Extensive information is required on the toxicity of the additive, including carcinogenicity studies and other animal testing.” (Page 13) Read the full document.

Company Description

Cyanotech Corp. develops and commercializes natural products from microalgae. It produces BioAstin natural Astaxanthin dietary supplement with powerful antioxidant and other health benefits and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is a microscopic blue-green vegetable algae, which is a food source for centuries. The company serves the nutritional supplement and immunological diagnostics markets in addition to microalgae-based products and food coloring markets. The company was founded by Gerald R. Cysewski in 1983 and is headquartered in Kailua-Kona, HI.  [Source: MarketWatch]

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