The ECONET Collaboration
Who We Are and What We Do
Univera Inc.® is a dynamic, growing organization supported by a strong network of science-based companies called the ECONET®. In the United States, the ECONET® is comprised of Univera, Inc., Unigen® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Aloecorp, Inc. In Korea, sister companies include Unigen®, Univera and NatureTech Manufacturing. Additionally, to ensure the highest quality and protection of products, ECONET® owns and operates a network of farms and processing facilities located in Canada, Mexico, Russia and on Hainan Island, China.
From its founding in 1977, the ECONET® has collaborated with research organizations, medical universities, and health and science institutes to create a cooperative network of research and discovery, product development, distribution, and clinical application. Our scientific advisory council and research teams have grown to include more than 50 scientists, 22 PhDs, and 30 physicians of medicine, chiropracty, and naturopathy. Researchers bring expertise in a myriad of fields, including natural product chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, pre-clinical and clinical research, nutrition science, organic synthesis, and process development. Today, Univera and ECONET® continue to advance the science of human nutrition and cellular biology to support cell renewal and healthy living.
Unigen® is a leading natural products research and development company and proprietary ingredients supplier. Unigen® is dedicated to the discovery of botanically-derived therapeutic compounds to address consumer health needs. Its research and discovery processes include extensive analysis at both the gene and human cell levels. Unigen® focuses on identifying and investigating unique compounds from medicinal and food plants, and then formulating them into proprietary raw materials for use in nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, functional food and pharmaceutical products.
Aloecorp, Inc.® is the global leader in the cultivation, agricultural development, and processing of bioactive Aloe vera and aloe ingredients. The world's largest grower and manufacturer of aloe raw material ingredients, Aloecorp is supported by over $13 million in scientific research. Aloecorp owns and operates farms, processing centers, and research and development centers in Texas, Mexico and China. These holdings establish Aloecorp as the world’s leading vertically-integrated supplier and manufacturer of fine aloe and aloe ingredients. With a solid foundation in scientific methodology, and with research collaborations involving universities around the world, Aloecorp products are subject to superior quality standards to guarantee purity, potency and biological activity. Aloecorp’s products are supported by published and peer-reviewed studies.
NatureTech, Inc.® Founded in 1985, NatureTech is the 250,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility of the ECONET. NatureTech uses the most elite technology available to gently convert fine raw ingredients into quality natural products.