Driven By Science

About the brand 

Moringa Steno is a research-driven product powered by BioTEI Inc., a Canadian Research based innovation company mainly focusing on Agriculture, Food and nutraceutical industries. Its head office is located in the city of Winnipeg, at the SmartPark Innovation Hub of the University of Manitoba. Currently, the Research and Innovation wing of BioTEI Inc., 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

Director

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 co-author in a paper published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature .

Mr. Garrett Bruce

Marketing Director

Mr. Bruce has a background in Business administration and expertise and skills in Marketing Research and Development. He launched a digital marketing system of connecting business owners with professionally managed University students. Mr. Bruce has work experience as warehouse management and product research and development, financial advisor at RBC Bank and Director of marketing and head of business development at Zocial Media. He works as a lead to web developers, graphic designers and social media specialists. He also works as Ad management (Youtube, Facebook and Instagram). 

Dr. Anteneh T. Tefera

Lead Scientist

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.