Aquapreneur News

  • Algae Innovation and Design

    Algae isn’t just a bunch of seaweed: it’s an amazing natural resource that can power everything from a light bulb to an entire city. New technology is exploring the various uses of algae to fuel big and small things cleanly, and scientists are asking whether a whole city could be run on algae, or if algae could power devices ranging from night lights to

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  • Clean water: A $16 solution using Chitosan?

    Could there be a $16 answer to the global challenge of clean drinking water? CNN’s Rachel Crane explains. More info

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  • Using genomics to enhance aquaculture in Canada

    Genomics — a combination of biology, genetics and computer science — will be used in two projects in Atlantic Canada to help improve the region’s aquaculture industry. The projects were among 12 industry-academic partnerships that received funding through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) announced by Ed Holder, the Minister of State for Science and Technology on Oct. 15. The aim

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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 12, Issue 9 (September 2014), Pages 4713-5088 — Now Available

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 12, Issue 9 (September 2014), Pages 4713-5088 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/12/9/

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  • Scripps Scientist Cultivates U.S.-China Research Collaborations in Marine Biotechnology

    Science diplomat Bill Gerwick and his Chinese colleague orchestrate symposia that stimulate new joint research initiatives, personal connections. A casual dinner conversation at a scientific conference in Strömstad, Sweden two-and-a-half years ago about the astonishingly sparse interactions between scientists in the U.S. and China in the fields of marine biotechnology and marine natural products has evolved into a new collaborative

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  • Solarvest signs with EU facilities for algal omega-3

    Montague, Prince Edward Island-based Solarvest has signed agreements with two German contract production facilities to accelerate its market presence and meet demand for its Organic Omega products. These facilities will implement Solarvest’s proprietary production process and algae strains to produce high value omega-3 to the company’s specifications. For its neutraceutical applications, the company has specialized in the heterotrophic cultivation of

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  • Odyssey Marine Exploration and Morphogenesis discover biotech ‘treasures’ in the deep

    Researchers at biotech firm Morphogenesis have identified marine microorganisms that will yield critical pharmaceuticals such as anti-cancer drugs and antibiotics from seafloor sediment samples harvested by Odyssey. Morphogenesis Inc., a leading biotechnology and cancer-treatment research and development firm, has discovered substances with pharmaceutical properties beneficial to mankind from seafloor sediment samples that were recovered from the ocean bottom by Odyssey Marine

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