Foods and Biotechnology / Aquaculture

We contribute to improving the food and aquaculture industry in a continuous analytical process of the value chain, starting with research and development applied in the benefit of the productive sector.



Cultimar (1982)

Creation of the Tongoy Marine Aquaculture Center, which in 2012 achieved its biggest oyster larva cultivation ever.


Vacuum-Packed Meat (1982)

The final result of the project was an improvement in product quality and the economic development of a new internal market. Later, the spinoff company Procarne was created and sold off.


Caprilac (1983)

Beginning of operations of the Caprilac Corporation, a goat milk industrialization project for the production of fine cheeses that seeks to support small milk producers.


Berries La Unión (1985)

A company created from a Berry production project. Its goal is to introduce horticultural production alternatives for export in the south of the country, evaluating the commercial behavior of the introduced species; namely, hybrid cultivated blueberries and blackberries.


Chevrita (1994)

Creation of Chevrita, the first and only Chilean plant to produce and export goat milk products.


Asociación Productores de Salmón y Trucha (1997)

We supported the creation of the Association of Producers of Salmon and Trout, the precursor of Salmón Chile, which incentivized the introduction of new aquaculture species with high global demand: Catfish and Southern Cod.


Alimtec (2006)

Pioneering industry at the global level in the development and application of natural pigments for salmon, developing an innovation used in Chile, Japan, Canada, Australia, Panama, and the USA.


Biofrutales (2006)

A fruit varietal management company that started the first program in Chile for genetic improvement of peaches and nectarines.


World-class salmon vaccine (2008)

First polyvalent vaccine for the control of Piscirikettsia (SRS) and Vibrio, that was developed in a joint effort between Fundación Ciencia para la Vida (Science for Life Foundation), Novartis, and FCh. For the first time, a globally patented vaccine was researched, developed, and produced in the country.


High tech bulbs (2008)

Rise of Multiflora Casablanca, part of Fundación Chile and the Viollier family, which develops in vitro micro-propagation of first-rate lillum and calla lily bulbs for exportation through the specialization of local women.


Ecosea Farming (2008)

Pioneering development of innovative new metallurgical technology for making copper mesh with optimal properties for salmon farm cages.


Oleotop (2008)

Aiming to substitute fish oil as a major energy supplier in the diet of salmon, the Oleotop Company produced raps-canola vegetable oil, giving the industry growth sustainability.


OMEGA 3 Foods (2008)

Aiming to enrich foods for mass consumption with an essential nutrient for disease prevention, Fundación Chile, INTA, and De La Barra Ltda. created a food additive based on salmon oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.


Nutraceutical Products with Chilean maqui (2010)

The goal is to establish a platform for the identification, development, and commercialization of biologically active functional nutraceutical products derived from maqui and other native Chilean plants.


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