Established since 1967, the Laboratory of Marine Biotoxins of the Louis Malardé Institute has specialized in the study of ciguatera poisoning and its health impacts on Polynesian populations. Since this date, It has established itself as a reference in the field of ciguatera research, both in the Pacific region and internationally.
French Polynesia is the only Island State in the Pacific that currently has a permanent ciguatera research unit.
The strategy adopted by the laboratory to acquire the most efficient analytical tools is based on an active and continuous technology watch.
The expertise developed by the Laboratory of Marine Biotoxins in the field of ciguatera research is internationally renowned.
The thorough toxicity screening of about a hundred of Gambierdiscus spp. strains has allowed for the identification of several highly CTX producing strains that constitute an innovative research material, most notably with regards to the mass production and purification of the algal ciguatoxins currently available in or bank of CTX standards
PHYCONESIA currently offers for sale the TOXINESIA product range which includes several ciguatoxins of natural origin purified from cultures of the microalgae Gambierdiscus polynesiensis, and toxic coral reef fish from French Polynesia.
Several types of toxic material needed for the calibration of analytical methods and CTX quantification in various biological matrices are now available for sale through the TOXINESIA product range.
Take advantage of 50 years of experience in marine toxins research by calling on the services of our experts.
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