Brain Booster

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Innovative health ingredients for healthy ageing. 

The next steering committee meeting for the Brain Booster project is scheduled to be held on 5th April. This meeting will be the opportunity to review progress with Alexis Méhaignerie, President of Abyss’Ingrédients (Morbihan), leader of this project was awarded FUI 22 funding in 2016.

What was the primary objective of this collaborative innovation project?

Brain Booster aims to develop innovative health ingredients, scientifically and clinically objectified for the nutraceutical and pet food markets, with a particular focus on promoting healthy ageing. This project is also set to structure a sustainable sector aimed at exploiting sea products on a regional scale through the development of innovative health ingredients, a source of enhanced value for all the stakeholders involved.

In what way is it innovative?

Brain Booster’s innovative approach lies in the fact that it aims to enhance the value of sea products which are currently underexploited, while using eco-friendly extraction processes, thus meeting a sustainable development goal.
Above all, it is hoped that the project will provide scientific validation of proven effectiveness through preclinical and clinical studies on cells, small animals and humans.

What are its expected benefits?

If the project meets with scientific success, the projected economic benefits 5 years post completion are estimated at around €40M in total revenue with over 30 jobs created, all partners combined. The project is also expected to generate new scientific knowledge with patents potentially filed.

What stage are you at today?

Today we are on track with our 3-year schedule. We have already conducted a review of knowledge of the raw material, and the laboratory and process piloting phases (in particular extraction) have been successfully completed. We are currently working on preparing the clinical study on cells and preclinical study on small animals.

You ventured into this collaborative innovation project together with several partners. What does collaborative innovation mean to you?

Collaborative innovation is brilliant because the different partners’ interests are understood and incorporated, each with their own field of expertise. The synergy between partners really creates leverage, maximising the chances of results. Valorial’s input, with Hélène Le Pocher (ID2santé*) and Régis Del Frate, offers solid support to the consortium, through a competent and positive approach. This is the bricks and mortar of the project!
The whole of the team at Abyss Ingrédients is very proud to be leading this project which is consistent with our core business, i.e. sustainable marine ingredients for health and well-being applications. We are all very dedicated to ensuring its success.

Project data sheet

  • Title of the project : BRAIN BOOSTER
  • Leader : ABYSS INGREDIENTS
  • Project type : FUI Competitive Industrial Project - Impact on sustainable development
  • Thematic focus : Functional ingredients
  • Start Date : November 2016 - Duration : 42 months
  • Total project cost : 2 600 000 € - Total support : 967 000 €
  • Consortium : DIANA PETFOOD, CONSERVERIE CHANCERELLE, UM 66 LEMAR, UMR 1286 NUTRINEURO
  • Public co-funders : LORIENT AGGLOMERATION, REGIONAL COUNCIL OF BRITTANY, DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL OF FINISTERE, FRENCH STATE (FUI)

Contact

Alexis Méhaignerie - ABYSS INGREDIENTS
CEO


https://www.abyss-ingredients.com/