This new Biotech is bringing the industry to Cyprus

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To celebrate the end of summer, we make our getaway from Vienna to a Mediterranean island for one last hurrah. This week, we are visiting algae-focused Perpetual Biotechnologies, our Biotech of the Week.

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City: Nicosia

Founded: 2015

Employees: 6

Financial Data: €1.2M Total Raised (as of 01/2016)

CEO: Michalis Kouloumis (pictured)Constantinos Avgoustou

Constantinos Avgoustou Perpetual Biotechnologies

Mission: Perpetual Biotechnologies focuses on developing renewable clean technology from algae, the first of its kind in Cyprus. Details are still sparse, but the company has created a proprietary cultivation system that it hopes to leverage with the aim of reducing atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases, malnutrition and fossil fuel dependence.

Comment: Biotech companies are a rare species on the island nation, with few if any making it onto the industry radar. This company has put the country on our map, at least!

Feature Image Credit: Labiotech Map