Continuing its development in the healthcare specialty ingredients business through its subsidiary SEPPIC, Air Liquide has acquired BiotechMarine, a leading player in the design and marketing of active ingredients for the global cosmetics industry.

BiotechMarine, based in the west of France, specializes in the design and marketing of bio-based, cosmetic active ingredients made from algae. The company boasts a complete range of natural active ingredients sold all over the world.

For SEPPIC, a subsidiary in Air Liquide’s Healthcare Business Line, the acquisition broadens its product portfolio and provides it with complementary expertise in marine biotechnologies and plant cell culture.