Start Up Chile Companies

Start-Up Chile is a program of the Chilean Government to attract early stage entrepreneurs to start their businesses in Chile. Fundación Ciencia & Vida continuously incubates small companies that are in the very early phase and have secured initial funding from the Chilean government or from private investors. Currently, we provide lab facilities for two of these companies:


BioColour is a Chilean company that produces Astaxanthin, a natural pigment from algae origin used in the salmon industry for improving meat color. BioColour aims to obtain the pigment in a much more cost efficient manner by using bacterial strains.


Cytosort is a Chilean start-up that designs, manufactures and commercializes an affordable table-top flow cytometry system.