Hi-Q

About Hi-Q

Create a miracle for “Green Aquaculture” practice

Hi-Q Marine Biotech Co., Ltd., was established in 1998, a professional biotech company emphasising in pursuing the goal of “ Nature Protection and Health Promotion”. Hi-Q’s founders are Mr. Johnson Chang (CEO & Chairman); and Mr. Philip Hsieh (Vice Chairman & CTO). Philip Hsieh has begun engaging in green aquaculture practices, research and development of fish farming since 1978. With very rich experience, applied technology and the successful use of biotechnology, Philip has developed many patented aquaculture products and formulation as well as significantly improved the breeding of various types of fish and shrimp.

The global population is growing rapidly, but marine resources are gradually becoming scarce due to pollution and overfishing. Facing the supply and demand imbalance caused by the increasing demand for fish and seafood, as well as the difficulties that the aquaculture industry have to encounter the general environmental pollution and the viruses, Hi-Q Marine Biotech Co., Ltd. decided to research and develop a successful patented biological filtration recirculating system, biological agents for better water quality, nutriments with a special antibodies formula and a revolutionary know-how and technology for green aquaculture. In applied to the use of self-purification mechanism in the ocean and the connection with the food chain system from the natural micro-organism, Hi-Q has successfully developed the ecological aquaculture technology, a "Zero Water Exchange" technology, which is the key technology of Hi-Q's indoor "Zero Water Exchange Ecological Re-circulating Aquaculture Technology (ERAT)."

In actual field experiments in Taiwan, we use biological micro-organism, and trace elements to transfer the waste products of fish into nutrients. This process saves aquaculture feeds and also reduces ground water extraction; becomes a new technology for prevention of land subsidence. Furthermore, Hi-Q is the leader in the field of aquaculture biotechnology; promoting a complete development of the entire aquaculture environment. This technology has been given Hi-Q a highly praised and well reputation from the aquaculture industry, the government sector, and the academia. Moreover, Hi-Q has even obtained favor from other countries with continuous coverage of evidence reports from both domestic and international press media. In fact, the Prime Minister of Malaysia decided to adopt a strategy to introduce this advanced technology into Malaysia since 2006. A first "Indoor Ecological Circulating Aquaculture Park" was established in Malaysia's Pangkor Island since 2006. In 2008, Brunei's government decided to sign a contract with Hi-Q Marine Biotech to create the first Leopard Grouper "Indoor Ecological Circulating Aquaculture Park" in Asia.

Branching out from a High Economic Grouper Aquaculture Industry into Human Health Product Industry: Taiwan's Small Molecule Fucoidan
Hi-Q's R&D team has found that adding brown algae into the breeding baits formula is very important to groupers' immune systems. Due to this discovery, Hi-Q has been devoted to the R&D of Taiwan's brown algae since 2007 and has been cooperating with the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) of the Council of Agriculture (COA) in the Industry-Academia collaboration Project to successfully extract Taiwan's low Molecular weight Fucoidan. With these efforts, Hi-Q started to branch out into the field of human health products.
Fucoidan: A New Movement of Taiwan's Marine Biotechnology

Hi-Q has again received well affirmations from the international community due to the unique characteristics of Taiwan's marine biotechnology in the field of Taiwan's low Molecular weight. Hi-Q Marine Biotech has been winning the honor of "Taiwan Superior Brands Award" in 2009, the "Taiwan Healthcare and Agricultural Biotech Industries Innovation and Excellence Awards"; and the "Premier Gold Award of The Science and Technology Agribusiness Enterprise" in 2010.

Hi-Q has also entered the international markets by promoting its own branding health products Taiwan's Small Molecule Fucoidan and raw materials supplies. Even the Pharmaceutical companies in Canada had attended the annual Taiwan Fucoidan Conference held by the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Promotion Office, MOEA, to further discuss the raw material supply cooperation of Taiwan's Small Molecule Fucoidan from Hi-Q.

We strongly believes that a pursuit of a "healthy and natural" lifestyle is a trend in the future. Hi-Q is devoting in the development of Taiwan's marine resources with great advantage, as Taiwan is definitely able to develop a unique marine agricultural biotechnology industry, and Hi-Q's company positioning is clearly defined as: natural and healthy marine biotechnology and health product suppliers.