Posts tagged with ‘functional ingredients’

  • 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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  • Cayman Islands Signs Agreement With Maxey Cosmetics To Extract Black Sea Rod Oil (BRSO)

    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 […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 12 (December 2015), Pages 7055-7475 Released

    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, […]
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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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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 6 (June 2015), Pages 3259-3991 Released

    MDPI us pleased to announce the publication of the following issue of Marine Drugs: Mar. Drugs, Volume 13, Issue 6 (June 2015), Pages 3259-3991   Table of Contents Special Issue Marine Peptides and Their Mimetics Article: Structural and Functional Characterization of a Novel α-Conotoxin Mr1.7 from Conus marmoreusTargeting Neuronal nAChR α3β2, α9α10 and α6/α3β2β3 Subtypes by Shuo Wang, Cong Zhao, Zhuguo Liu, Xuesong Wang, […]
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  • India-France Sign MoU to establish a Marine Biology Institute

    a(MOU) was signed in the presence of Prime Ministers of India and France during a recent visit Shri Narendra Modi to France, for establishing an Institute for frontier Marine Science & Technology Research in the five years. Under the MOU India?s Department of Biotechnology would join hands with the Université Pierre Et Marie Curie (UPMC) and the Centre National de […]
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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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  • Bio-marine Ireland Ltd gets green light for €40m project

    Donegal County Council has granted initial planning permission for the construction of a €40m, seven-acre facility, for Bio-marine Ingredients Ltd, adjacent to the new pier in Killybegs, Co Donegal. According to chief executive, Jason Whooley, BII is projected to create 70 long-term jobs and a further 50 jobs in the construction phase.”This project fits very comfortably into the recently launched Action […]
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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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