Let’s do launch: GreenSage CEO Bradley Saville

Posted on August 31, 2023 | By Alec Bruce | 0 Comments


Bradley Saville, CEO of GreenSage Prebiotics, and his team are building organic agents to fight diseases that cost the aquaculture industry billions of dollars every year


Hometown: Edmonton, A.B.
Alma mater: University of Alberta (PhD, Chemical Engineering)
Headquarters: Halifax, N.S.; Oakville, O.N.
Founded: 2020
Employees: 13 (4 executives)

What is GreenSage Prebiotics?
With operations split between Ontario and Nova Scotia, GreenSage deals with things called “mannooligo-saccharides,” or MOSS for short. These organic chemicals from the the residue of coconut processing are terrific infection fighters with potentially wide applications for human and animal health. Their initial focus, said CEO Brad Saville, is to “develop this product for the aquaculture sector, where there’s a significant need to deal with infections that lead to significant mortality, and ultimately, cost producers a lot of money.”

How did it launch?
“It started in a couple of different locations in different ways with different team members. Some of the people within our founding group are based in Southeast Asia. And this is, of course, where you get the tie-in with coconuts. They did a lot of work on processing those raw materials just to see if there was an opportunity to extract a higher value bio-product from them.

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