We advance health
solutions inspired by nature

By scientists

Our Vision

Unlock the secrets of microalgae; improve the quality of human life.

Microalgae are rapidly gaining popularity due to their wide-ranging applications in different industries. While more and more microalgal species are being discovered, technologies and insights that unearth the potential of these tiny microorganisms are urgently required. They hold the secret to highly beneficial products for consumers.

At Iconthin, we continue to explore microalgae species and use cutting-edge biotechnology to produce high-quality microalgae-based products. It is our endeavor to use that for nutraceutical and cosmetic applications and improve overall human health.

University of Toronto Iconthin Biotech Corp AstaDaily David Sinton SintonLab Research Microalgae Astaxanthin Canada Algae
University of Toronto Iconthin Biotech Corp AstaDaily David Sinton SintonLab Research Microalgae Astaxanthin Canada Algae
University of Toronto Iconthin Biotech Corp AstaDaily David Sinton SintonLab Research Microalgae Astaxanthin Canada Algae
University of Toronto Iconthin Biotech Corp AstaDaily David Sinton SintonLab Research Microalgae Astaxanthin Canada Algae

The Story

Alvin Cheng Xiang Cheng CEO of Iconthin Dr. Cheng University of Toronto Iconthin Biotech Corp AstaDaily David Sinton SintonLab Research Microalgae Astaxanthin Canada Algae

Timeline

This section shows a record of what we have accomplished in the past, in academia as well as business. As entrepreneurs, we believe that all these steppingstones have led to the final outcome.

2020.02.04  Hatchery Launchlab Panelist Invited by The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Hatchery, we were invited to the panel session and our CEO shared his life journey and experience of transform Ph.D. studies into a successful company.

2020.02.04

Hatchery Launchlab Panelist

2019.10.08~2019.11.08  Blue Bio Value - Lisbon, Portugal Blue Bio Value is a business program dedicated to blue bio-economy. We were invited by them to Lisbon for a one-month business trip to scale up marine biobased solutions to global market demands

2019.10.08~2019.11.08

Blue Bio Value - Lisbon, Portugal

2019.07.21  UTCSSA x COGITA Startups Meetup Invited by OneHub Business Development Centre, as one of the speakers, our CEO shared our company interests and industry insights to business professionals, startups and people who interested in starting a busin

2019.07.21

UTCSSA x COGITA Startups Meetup

2019.05.21  Startup Boost Startup Boost is a global tech startup accelerator aimed at working with great early stage entrepreneurs to prepare them for investment and scale-up. Under their business guidance and advice, we had successfully refined our techn

2019.05.21

Startup Boost

2019.04.05  CRAM Toronto CRAM brought Toronto’s universities together to bridge the gap between research and the public. Iconthin were invited by CRAM to talk about the experience of how to commercialize a research project to the public.

2019.04.05

CRAM Toronto

2019.03.21  True Blue Expo True Blue Expo is U of T’s annual showcase of all things entrepreneurship and the capstone event of U of T Entrepreneurship Week. We were invited to participate as one of the exhibitors to demonstrate how we can use microalgae t

2019.03.21

True Blue Expo

2019.03.18  MPP Visit MPP David Piccini, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, visited U of T’s Hatchery. Our CEO Alvin Cheng had a discussion with David about how government can support Iconthin to create a susta

2019.03.18

MPP Visit

2019.03.04  YEDI YEDI is a top-tier business accelerator aiming to provide mentorship to Canada’s innovative entrepreneurs in order to accelerate successful businesses. Iconthin was proudly selected out of more than 400 applications and built solid relati

2019.03.04

YEDI

2018.12.04  AlgaEurope Our CEO Dr. Alvin Cheng was invited by AlgaEurope to participate the well-known microalgae academic conference to exchange academic research directions and progress. We demonstrated our advanced astaxanthin extraction technology in

2018.12.04

AlgaEurope

2018.11.27  Innovate Niagara Innovate Niagara is a well-known innovation center to support young entrepreneurs and companies from a variety of industries start, grow and thrive. Iconthin was invited to the final pitch day to demonstrate how a thriving mic

2018.11.27

Innovate Niagara

2018.11.23  UTMUST UTMUST is an annual, university-wide academic events to connect researchers and non-specialist audience. UTMUST aims to showcase most advanced researches in the most understandable way! Iconthin was invited to demonstrate the transforma

2018.11.23

UTMUST

2018.06.04  UN Green Fair The 2018 UN Green Fair topic is world environment day. Iconthin was invited to showcase how to protect our environment and how our microalgae industry are making the world better.

2018.06.04

UN Green Fair

2017.10.28  Algae Biomass Summit - Salt Lake City Produced by the Algae Biomass Organization, this event brings current and future producers of biobased products and energy together with algae crop growers, municipal leaders, technology providers, investo

2017.10.28

Algae Biomass Summit - Salt Lake City

2017.09.15  CHFA - Toronto CHFA is natural health product industry’s most prestigious trade events. Iconthin participated 2018 Canadian Health Food Association Exhibition in Toronto to showcase our “All-In-One” formula – AstaDaily.

2017.09.15

CHFA - Toronto

2017.06.18 & 2016.06.29  International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts - Miami & San Diego US AlgalBBB is hosted by a well-known science journal publisher – ELSEVIER. The conference places a major emphasis on the latest technical and

2017.06.18 & 2016.06.29

International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts - Miami & San Diego US

2017.06.05 & 2016.06.05  UN Green Fair - New York Iconthin was invited to the United Nations Green Fair exhibition to showcase how to live sustainably in our daily life.

2017.06.05 & 2016.06.05

UN Green Fair - New York

2016.10.23  Algae Biomass Summit - Phoenix Because of our contribution to the development of microalgal technology, our CEO Dr. Alvin Cheng was awarded “ Young Researcher Award” at Algae Biomass Summit Phoenix.

2016.10.23

Algae Biomass Summit - Phoenix

We are building a sustainable future with ALGAE

Say GOODBYE to petrochemicals

Putting algae
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