Posts tagged with ‘biomaterials’

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seaweed provides environmentally-friendly grease barrier

    A commercialized grease-resistant coating for paper and board, which is based on seaweed extract, is ticking all of the environmental boxes and should be available in less than three years, according to the product’s coordinator. More info
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  • 10 Most Innovative Algae-Fueled Designs

    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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  • FAO review highlights food and feed uses for fish and shellfish by-products

    By-products may constitute as much as 70% of fish and shellfish after industrial processing and much focus has been on converting these into commercial products. The aim of this paper is therefore to evaluate important challenges and to consider the most realistic options in the use of by-products. Certain by-products like heads, frames and off-cuts from filleting of fish may […]
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  • Seaweed an effective alternative for iodine supplementation, study finds

    A study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that seaweed supplementation can be an effective alternative for boosting the levels of iodine in women deficient in this vital nutrient. More info
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  • A Sea Change in IBD Treatment?

    A Florida immunologist and macrophage biologist recently received a substantial grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a possible role for chitin, an abundant component of shrimp, crab and lobster shells, in treating inflammatory bowel disease. Yoshimi Shibata, PhD, professor of biomedical science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, […]
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  • New Seaweed Technology

    Researchers from the At~Sea project are developing innovative textiles to cultivate macroalgae off Europe’s coast. 
Watch how seaweed could be more commonly used as a source of chemicals and biofuel if researchers can work out how to grow it and process it more efficiently. More info
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