Drug development through exploration and protection of coral biodiversity

CORAL BIOME ambitions to become a leader in research, production, and valorization of bioactive compounds extracted from marine invertebrates by building on the expertise of aquaculture and an eco-responsible marketing of coral biomass and by valuing and preserving the marine heritage, with the aim of proposing innovative and ethical therapies, for the good of all.

We believe in the potential of compounds already present in nature to provide efficient cures. Corals are a great source of molecules. During more than 500 million years of evolution they perfected chemical defenses against predators, infections and adapted to regulate their symbiotic partners. They are therefore a valuable but threatened source of inspiration for drug discovery that we strive to protect.

Those marine natural products can respectively be used as anti-cancer cytotoxic agents, antibiotics, anti-fungal, anti-parasite and anti-inflammatory drugs. We discover and develop bioactive compounds from the most basic phases to the pre-clinical studies and early clinical trial.

Sustainability program

 

We give back to the Blue.

Sustainability is present in every aspect of our operations. Accordingly, CORAL BIOME has developed a strong corporate culture based on a firm set of business principles for integrating sustainability and social responsibility throughout its overall organization.

In order to protect coral reefs, we work exclusively on corals issued from sustainable aquaculture and do not harvest natural communities on coral reefs.

We control our sourcing by growing large quantities of corals in farms in several different tropical areas to guarantee a secure and reproducible source of coral biomass while taking the pressure off wild stocks. CORAL BIOME is committed to operating according to policies and practices that support a healthy environment.

We support local communities and NGOs involved in our bioprospecting programs and biomass production. These new sources of income provide them alternatives to destructive fishing practices (cyanide and blast fishing) while supporting coral reef rehabilitation.