Category: Health and Organic Food
80, Saya San Rd., Bahan Tsp., Yangon
Myanmar natural Spirulina lakes were discovered in 1984 by Professor Dr. Min Thein (Ph.D, Adelaide University, Australia; AvH Humboldt Research Fellow, Germany), Chairman of June Pharamaceutical Company Ltd., Spirulina grow naturally in the old volcanic crater lakes by the Chindwin river, Sagaing Division. The three crater lakes are Twyn Taung in Budalin Townships, Twyn Ma and Taung Pyauk in Kani Townships. The fourth, Ye Khar is a surface lake in Sagaing Township.At the time of discovery, Dr. Min Thein was a lecturer at Marine Science Department, Mawlamyine University. He was transferred to Ministry of Industry (1) in 1987 to leadthe industrialization project of Spirulina production and use in Myanmar until retirement in 2008. Spirulina products as nutritional supplement tablets, functional food, drinks and cosmetics (Provimin,Avamin, Biomin C, Min Wun Taung Thanakha cosmetic, Spirulina beer and health drink) were introduced to Myanmar market since1989. Shwe Awzar Spirulina biofertilizer is the most recent innovation. Technical cooperation with Professor Dr. Dr. Otto Pulz was established in 1997 and still active to date. Dr. Min Thein received the “Senior Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 in Microalgal Biotechnology”, at the International Algae Congress, Berlin, Germany, for his scientific and industrial innovations and the worldwide promotion of microalgae...
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