Air Liquide Adds Marine Actives to Seppic with BiotechMarine Acquisition

January 7, 2013 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Air Liquide reinforced its activity in healthcare specialty ingredients with the acquisition of BiotechMarine. The acquisition will provide Seppic, a subsidiary in Air Liquide's Healthcare Business Line, with complementary expertise in marine biotechnologies and plant cell culture.

A subsidiary of the Roullier Group, BiotechMarine is a company that specializes in the design and marketing of bio-based, cosmetic active ingredients made from algae. BiotechMarine is based in Pontrieux, France, and has 35 employees. 

Seppic, therefore, will expand its product portfolio with a complete range of active ingredients from marine biodiversity.