Research samples

Validated fucoidans for research and assurance

Marinova is the leading resource for species-specific fucoidan extracts for research and analysis. The company is also the leading supplier of reference samples to formulators in the nutritional and personal care sectors, who may be seeking to verify the quality and purity specifications of generic fucoidan extracts. All nutritional grade reference samples supplied by Marinova are extracted using the Maritech® solvent-free process. This is the same process used to produce the company's range of high purity fucoidan extracts which are supplied for commercial applications.

Marinova’s validated reference samples and test methods are the accepted industry standard. The company's reference samples are used by researchers around the world as a benchmark in comparative studies with other biologically active compounds. They are also used by contract manufacturers to ascertain the composition and purity of other commercially available products claiming to contain fucoidan.

Marinova guarantees the purity of its reference samples. Detailed specifications (including molecular weight distribution analysis) can be provided upon request. Clients and collaborators are assured that all fucoidan reference samples can be manufactured and supplied in commercial quantities, if required.

An extensive range

The chemical structure and bioactivity of fucoidan is largely determined by the species of origin and the method of extraction.

Understanding this structure-function relationship is critical for researchers and formulators alike. It is for this reason that Marinova offers an extensive range of reference samples.

Marinova can supply researchers, formulators and contract manufacturers with characterised reference samples from the following seaweed species:

  • Undaria pinnatifida
  • Fucus vesiculosus
  • Macrocystis pyrifera
  • Ascophyllum nodosum
  • Laminaria japonica
  • Pelvetia caniliculata
  • Durvillaea potatorum
  • Alaria esculenta
  • Laminaria digitata
  • Cladosiphon okamuranus

The extraction process for novel seaweeds is adaptable and may be applied to additional species not listed here.

Shelf life & storage conditions

Reference sample extracts are shelf-stable for five years. Store in a cool, clean place in well-sealed containers that are protected from light, heat and moisture.


  • Global benchmark
  • Extensively characterised
  • Proprietary extraction method
  • Comprehensive analysis available
  • 100% natural
  • No solvent residues
  • Non-GMO
  • Allergen free
  • Preservative free
  • Produced in Australia
  • Scale-up guarantee

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