Moringa Steno is a research-driven product powered by BioTEI Inc., a Canadian science-driven innovative Agricultural and Food Technology Company incorporated in Winnipeg, Manitoba. BioTEI enhances economic values of high impact but neglected plants through scientific research and value chain systems using Functional Food, Nutraceutical and Therapeutic innovative technologies. Its head office is located in the city of Winnipeg, at the SmartPark Innovation Hub of the University of Manitoba. Currently, BioTEI, in collaboration with academia and research institutes in Canada and international partners launch a program to sustainably harness Moringa aka ‘the miracle tree’ to develop high-value nutrient-rich and natural food and nutraceutical products.
The Journey of 'the Miracle Tree'
Due to its nutritional and wide range of benefits, Moringa has nicknamed ‘the miracle tree. The African Moringa is native to Eastern Africa, it’s natural birthplace where the plant grows wild. BioTEI Inc. supports the local Moringa farmers of East Africa, by providing technical and economic support. We work alongside the local farming community to protect and sustainably harness the naturally occurring Moringa tree.
Meet the team
Dr. Mulualem T. Kassa
Dr. Kassa has extensive professional experience in Scientific research and leadership in private, academic and research institutes in Canada, USA and Africa. He served as international scientific expert on Crop Diversity Trust. Dr. Kassa was a founder and program leader of a consortium of private industries and researchers that successfully developed technology that added values to neglected/orphaned food and cash crops in Africa. He developed cost-effective genetic and genomic technologies currently in use by crop breeding and improvement programs in Canada and elsewhere in the world. Dr. Kassa made contributions to the global scientific community through publication of several papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals including a contribution in a paper published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature .
Dr. Anteneh T. Tefera
Dr. Tefera has extensive research and professional experience in the fields of Food biotechnology and Microbiology. He worked in various academic and research Institutes. He advised many graduate students and had published several scientific papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
Christian has a background in digital marketing. He strives to advance knowledge and delivery of strategic digital marketing campaigns. He excels in the challenge of accurate solutions in developing powerful content to enhance client performance and deliver ROI. Lastly, Christian is Bilingual in French and English.