Posts tagged with ‘algae’

  • Frutarom invests in algae startup for food, cosmetic products

    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 […]
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  • Seaweed Extract – A Ray of Hope for Diabetics to Lead a Needle-free Life

    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 […]
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  • ‘Genome Mining’ of Microalgae Teases Secrets Out Of Natural Substances

    A team of chemists based at UNCW’s CREST Research Park is doing what we call “genome mining.” Their objective is to understand the underlying chemistry by which microscopic algae produce potentially useful and “biologically active” compounds. Jeffrey Wright, Ph.D., and Wendy Strangman, Ph.D., are two of the faculty scientists leading this project. So far, in studying blue-green algae found in […]
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  • Seaweed extract fucoidan could treat inflammation of the gut, research finds

    Tasmanian research has found a seaweed extract could be the key to combating inflammatory bowel disorders. Bowel disorders such as ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and lead to a significantly decreased quality of life. The breakthrough findings showed seaweed extract, taken orally, significantly reduced the symptoms of the disorders in animal testing. The extract is called fucoidan, a polysaccharide extracted from the […]
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  • Algae-to-animal-feed start-up gets $7M funding boost

    A Plymouth-based biotech startup, which uses algae fermentation to improve animal feed and enhance food safety, is getting a $7-million boost to accelerate its growth. Algal Scientific is expected to announced Series B funding round today, led by Formation 8 Partners of San Francisco, along with investment firms from Germany and Chicago. More info
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  • Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 2 (February 2015), Pages 697-1083 Available

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 2 (February 2015), Pages 697-1083. More info Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Anti-infective Agents Article: Sulphated Polysaccharides from Ulva clathrata and Cladosiphon okamuranus Seaweeds both Inhibit Viral Attachment/Entry and Cell-Cell Fusion, in NDV Infection by José Alberto Aguilar-Briseño, Lucia Elizabeth Cruz-Suarez, Jean-François Sassi, Denis Ricque-Marie, Pablo […]
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  • SGP forms subsidiary, ISG Health, to market algae based nutraceutical products

    International Sustainability Group, Inc. announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, ISG Health to commercialize natural health products. ISG Health is developing a complete line of algae-based nutraceutical products.  These products are designed to support health through a formulation of nature’s minerals, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and omegas for the health and wellness market.  It is well known that these natural ingredients help with […]
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seaweed suppository delivers HIV drugs

    Scientists have devised a new method of tackling HIV and AIDS transmission. It is a vaginally-inserted suppository which contains the antiretroviral Tenofovir. In addition to HIV, the suppository drug delivery platform is designed to prevent an array of sexually transmitted diseases from being spread as a result of unprotected heterosexual intercourse. The research has been published in the journal PLoS One. More info
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