Marine Essence Biosciences is a high-tech company specializing in research and development of marine biotechnology. Through cutting-edge scientific innovations, Marine Essence harvests from unaltered marine ecosystems providing more advanced, safer and higher quality medical devices and healthcare products.  Echinoderms are some of the most abundant multi-cellular animals in the marine world. It possesses unique connective tissues (Mutable Collagenous Tissues, MCT) which represents an innovative source of collagen to develop barrier-membranes for Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR). Globally, the principal sources of collagen are bovine and porcine which, however, could be associated with risks to users.  Collagen derived from marine organisms is among the safest and riskless sources. Its excellent biocompatibility and safety, because of its biological characteristics, such as biodegradability and weak antigenicity, makes it a primary source for biomedical applications, eliminating the risk of serious disease transmission. After years of research and development, the company has completed various frontline technologies which include production of high-purity echinoderm-derived soluble collagen, wound healing medical device, scar treatment cream, natural sexual enhancement supplement, and immune booster supplement, among others, some of which are ready to be manufactured in an industrial scale.  The products have been submitted to rigorous quality control assays and are strictly in accordance with international standards to ensure consumer safety.


Our Vision

To become a world-leading company in healthcare and biomedical technology.


Our Mission

To dedicate ourselves to improving human wellness through our effort in discovering and developing innovative marine biotechnologies.


Marine Essence Biosciences was founded by the Qiu Family who also founded a high-technology company engaged in the development, manufacturing and distribution of capital radiotherapy medical equipment in 2000. Through more than 10 years of dedication, the Qiu Family turned the latter from a little-known small business into a globally well-known capital radiotherapy medical equipment supplier. The Family has established a close connection and collaboration with professionals in medical device and bioscience fields.

  • 2013

    The Family sold the radiotherapy medical equipment company and focused primarily on research and development of marine biosciences together with top researchers from the Americas.

  • 2014

    Echinoderm genetic mapping is accomplished which induced new technology development in echinoderm bioprospecting.

  • 2015

    Acquired state-of-the-art technology to isolate and separate multiple active compounds from echinoderms.

  • 2017

    Marine Essence Biosciences branch was established in China.

  • Set up an innovative and productive R&D team.

  • 2018

    Marine Essence Biosciences USA branch was established, and a research lab and GMP production facility were set up in California.

  • Continue research and development of various types of products derived from echinoderms.



Sergio M. Carballo, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, currently working for the Reed Research Group in the field of biomaterials and nanotechnology.  He was the former Head Director of CENIBiot (2014-2016), Costa Rica’s National Biotechnology Center, working on Bioenergy, Agri-Food Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Health Biotechnology.  Prior to this, he was a full-time professor and Department Chair of Chemistry at National University of Costa Rica (2003-2014). His work has generated national and international research projects, patents and granted awards in the field of polymer science, biomaterials, biotechnology and pharmacy.


David Z. D’Argenio, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California and holder of the Chonette Chair in Biomedical Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Engineering in Medicine, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the International Society of Pharmacometrics. He is a past member of the FDA Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology (2003-2008) and is a founding board member of the International Society of Pharmacometrics. He is the recipient of the 2016 Gerhard Levy Distinguished Lectureship in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Buffalo. He currently works as a consultant to the company.


Gerardo Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry at National University of Costa Rica and the founder and Director of the National Laboratory for Applied Phytochemistry.  He was a former professor in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Analysis at the School of Pharmacy, University of Medical Sciences (1999-2016). He spent more than 20 years in natural products research and medicinal chemistry.


Hilary Urena Saborio, MS

Dedicated B.Sc. in Biology with a specialization on Biotechnology, having 3+ years of experience as a research assistant in a state-of-the-art Biotech Research Center. Well versed with scientific methods and techniques/applications and with a strong knowledge of research principles and testing techniques. Background includes extensive project work on scientific initiatives related to plant biotechnology, plague bio-control, genomics and molecular biology. M.Sc. Urena is currently finishing a PhD program in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Christy Yau, B.Sc.

Graduated in Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, where she also accumulated experience as a laboratory assistant specializing in Cell and Developmental Biology, Structural Biology, Nucleic Acid Function, and Immunology.  She has worked as a skin care consultant for a global leading company over the years, providing customers with innovative, effective skin care products. She is currently responsible for research and development, formulation and compounding for skin care products.


Eunice Li, M.Sc.

Graduated as B.Sc. in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois (UIUC) and completed graduate studies in Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She is a Registered Dietitian with years of experience in implementing comprehensive medical nutrition and related therapies, working closely with medical staff in interdisciplinary environments.