Food and Agriculture Company Announces Regulatory Affairs New Hire

Appointment Reflects Company’s Enhanced Commitment to Deliver Commercial Scale Products and Services to Help Grow Sustainable Impact Worldwide

GILBERT, AZ (October 2, 2020) – Heliae Development, LLC, a food and agricultural tech company that focuses on researching and developing microalgae for commercial scale production of products, today announced the addition of B. Pratyusha Chennupati as Regulatory Affairs Manager. The expansion of the company’s regulatory affairs team reflects Heliae’s commitment to grow its sustainable impact worldwide by delivering solutions that make a difference to global caretakers now and in the future.

“We are delighted to announce the addition of B. Pratyusha Chennupati to our team, who brings a unique skill set, a long list of accomplishments and a wide-ranging expertise,” said Teresa Bock, General Counsel at Heliae. “We are confident that Heliae will benefit from this strategic addition to our team. Chennupati will play a major role in strengthening our process for bringing our product offerings to market by navigating the complex journey through trials, the regulatory process and market introduction.”

Chennupati is highly experienced in regulatory affairs, bringing with her 8 years of significant experience in regulatory approvals processing and compliance in the agricultural and food industries. Notably, she serves on the Canadian Agriculture Youth Council, whose aim is to provide ongoing dialogue, advice and information to key decision-makers on policies and programs affecting the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Canada. In her role as Regulatory Affairs Manager at Heliae, Chennupati will strategically plan the implementation of the registration process and analyze regulations worldwide to help guide Heliae’s regulatory and compliance strategies.

“We look forward to Chennupati building upon the company’s ability to bring high-quality products to the market,” says Heliae President and CEO, Eric Lichtenheld. “Heliae is deeply rooted in helping to research and develop microalgae for commercial scale production of products and solutions that can have world changing impacts on some of the most important challenges facing us today.”


About Heliae Development, LLC
Heliae Development, LLC is a pioneering food and ag tech company located outside of Phoenix, Arizona. With the urgency required to meet global climate threats, Heliae focuses on researching and developing microalgae for commercial scale production of products and solutions that create world changing impacts. Heliae® Agriculture is on the path of understanding how a balanced soil microbiome improves plant vigor and marketable yields under stressed conditions, helping growers transition to regenerative agriculture practices. Find out more information about how Heliae is having a global impact at

Shelley Baugh, Heliae Development, LLC
Marketing Director