Alphay International’s 172,000-square-foot biotechnology campus in Nantong, China is home to a full-scale research center dedicated to studying the application of edible mushrooms in consumable products. Our scientists have conducted more than 1,000 studies over the past 50 years. Specific areas of scientific inquiry include:
- Food and biological engineering
- Bio-active ingredients extraction
- Natural plantation engineering
- The safety and nutrition of foods
- Food toxicology
- Organic chemistry and biochemistry
- Food science and health products development
- Chinese medicine
- The pharmacology of mushroom ingredients
- Rare mushrooms
- Extraction and separation technologies development
- The theoretical and practical skills in the separation and purification of ingredients
- Global Research Partnerships and Academic Initiatives
After successfully hosting the 5th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference in 2009, Alphay began to work with many international partners in the edible and medicinal mushroom industry, including the United States, Mexico, Russia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.
Alphay works closely with 50 scholars and researchers from nine major universities worldwide, along with 75 associate scientists, mycologists and herbalists on staff.
International Medicinal Mushroom Conference
Alphay has again been honored by hosting the 7th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference in August 2013 in Beijing. Recognized as the industry’s most prestigious academic and research level conference, it brings together internationally renowned scholars to discuss possible collaboration on research of the Lingzhi and edible mushrooms and their health benefits to the human body.