One Source, One Location
Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH) is a vitally important pharmaceutical protein. And yet the extreme complexity and size of the KLH molecule makes it unsuitable for synthetic production. KLH must be purified from its natural source, the hemolymph of the scarce marine mollusk Megathura crenulata, commonly known as the Giant Keyhole Limpet.
In the wild, the Giant Keyhole Limpet is native only to a limited stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline along Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. Its natural habitat is the rocky, shallow depths below low tide line.
Industry-Leading Stellar KLH™
We applied decades of specialized aquaculture science to a pharmaceutical industry challenge - how to ensure scalable supply of a vital molecule while protecting its natural marine source.
The result: Our KLH production capabilities are unique and industry-leading. We developed the ability to sustainably produce GMP grade KLH and we set unprecedented benchmarks for its manufacture and supply.
Stellar Biotechnologies is committed to the advancement of aquaculture science in KLH production, specifically focused on protection of the Giant Keyhole Limpet and the non-harmful extraction of KLH protein.
This is the hallmark of our business model. A commercial-scale system capable of ensuring future supply of KLH protein that meets pharmaceutical industry standards for immune response, consistency, purity, and traceability.