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One of the world’s largest flavoring and specialty natural ingredient companies is investing in algae to enhance its food and cosmetic products. Frutarom Industries said on Monday it bought half of a biotech startup called Algalo, which is based on a kibbutz, or communal farm, in northern Israel, that developed a way to efficiently cultivate, harvest and process a variety
Diabetes sufferers now can lead a needle-free life, thanks to a breakthrough capsule made from seaweed extract. Japanese scientists have developed the novel seaweed capsule which they claim could help in providing relief to diabetic patients from the constant pain of needle pricks. The seaweed capsule is created by a team of scientists led by professor Amy Shen from the
A new chitosan/sponge chitin – based membrane (CS/CH membrane) was prepared via the casting method for the first time. We used the demineralized skeleton of the marine demosponge Ianthella basta as a source for a chitinous network. The obtained membrane was immersed in 1 M LiOAc (lithium acetate) solution and tested in an Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) cell. For comparison, chitosan (CS) with
In an example of sustainable use of the Cayman Islands marine environment, Government and US-based Maxey Cosmetics have signed a five-year agreement that allows Maxey – in a controlled and monitored method – to harvest the tips of a locally abundant soft coral, to extract black sea rod oil (BRSO) for use as an ingredient in its products. The company’s record of
MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 12 (December 2015), Pages 7055-7475 Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Secondary Metabolites Article: Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids Promote Wound Healing through Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) and Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases (MAP Kinases) Signaling Pathway in Keratinocytes by Yun-Hee Choi, Dong Joo Yang, Atul Kulkarni,