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Cyanotech Corporation
Company typePublic
Nasdaq: CYAN (prior to 2024)
IndustryDietary supplements
FounderGerry Cysewski
HeadquartersKailua Kona, Hawaii, United States
ProductsBioastin, Spirulina

Cyanotech Corporation is a micro-algae producing company leasing land in the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii on the Kona Coast of the island of Hawaii. The company produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica.[1]


Cyanotech was co-founded in 1983 by Gerry Cysewski.[2] The Bioastin brand was approved by the FDA as the first generally recognized as safe product containing Astaxanthin in 1999.[3]


  1. ^ "Products & Markets". Cyanotech. Archived from the original on 14 January 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Gerald R. Cysewski Ph.D.: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  3. ^ "RE: Notification of structure function statement of nutritional support (BioAstin)" (PDF). Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Food and Drug Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2021.