French National Research Agency (ANR) is now subsidizing 2 very ambitious project carried by French National Health & Research Institute (INSERM) and Algues & Mer.

One projet "RPIB" : Fucothrombo. A common laboratory (LabCom) : FucoChem.

The goal is to demonstrate the efficacy of some specific seaweed extracts for medical imagery. They will help to specifically visualize thrombus (blood clots) and atherosclerotic plaques. And maybe one day help to destroy them!


To help us, a PhD student joined Algues & Mer end of 2014, for 3 years.

These seaweed extracts, in a pharmaceutical grade, will be manufactured by Algues & Mer.

Algues & Mer already obtained Materials For Pharmaceutical Use status for these extracts.

Clinical trial on human subjets starts mid-2016.



Kalon-Eusa, a tourism society, is organizing seaweed thematic public tours on Ouessant Island, including visit of our factory.