Posts tagged with ‘functional ingredients’

  • Seafood waste a versatile tonic for crops

    The chitin-rich waste parts of seafood can bring a range of benefits to horticultural and agricultural crops, according to a review paper by former Moulton College research coordinator Dr Russell Sharp. “Chitin and its derivatives have been repeatedly shown to protect crops from pests, pathogens and physiological disorders,” he wrote in the paper, published in the journal Agronomy. More info
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  • Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association formed by Three Leading Astaxanthin Producers

    Natural Algae Astaxanthin manufacturers Fuji Chemical Industry Co Ltd. (AstaREAL®), Algatechnologies Ltd. (AstaPure®), and Cyanotech Corporation, (BioAstin®), announce that they will form the “Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association” (NAXA), a trade organization dedicated to educating the public and dietary supplement industry about the health benefits of Natural Astaxanthin and the major differences between sources. These three founding members will welcome other […]
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  • UNCW researchers work with algae to treat deadly horse virus

    For a human, developing a cold sore is a minor, if irritating, inconvenience. But if a horse contracts that same virus, it can mean a death sentence. Using brownish micro-algae cultivated in large glass containers, researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are aiming to change that. More info
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  • NCMA launches interactive algae website and database

    East Boothbay, Maine-based Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) has announced the launch of its new website and relational database – (ncma.bigelow.org) – designed by Shero Designs for buying algae and related services. The leading global distributor of marine microalgae for scientific and industrial research, NCMA has sold its cultures to more than 2,000 customers in 57 countries. More […]
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  • Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) Acquires Wild Seaweed Operation in Norway

    Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) announced it has reached an agreement to buy all of Norway’s Biotrål AS in a deal that transforms SES’ position as one of Europe’s leading producers of seaweed. The combination of SES and Biotrål, a leading harvester of wild seaweed, opens up new business opportunities by immediately increasing volumes to supplement SES’ growing seaweed farming operations, improving logistics, boosting economies […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 12 (December 2013), Pages 4698-5189 Released

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 12 (December 2013), Pages 4698-5189 More info
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  • Seaweed filled Biopen allows doctors to “draw” new bone tissue during surgery

    Australian scientists have developed a pen that enables them to create new bone tissues.  When bones are broken in accidents or following amputations, the tissue inside them is also damaged, making it difficult to build new, fully functioning implants. To solve this problem, a team of Australian researchers have created a handheld 3D printer called the BioPen which not only adds layers […]
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  • Brown algae being engineered for food and bio-ethanol

    European Biotechnology News reports that researchers, together with Norwegian and Chilean bioethanol producers, have developed advanced techniques to produce food and bio-ethanol from brown algae, which does not require arable land, fresh water or fertilizers. Until now, cultivation of that feedstock was not sustainable, because yeasts weren’t able to transform the brown algae’s alginate and mannitol to bio-ethanol. More info
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  • Marine biotech is ‘land of opportunity’ for cosmetics

    Marine biotechnology offers a ‘land of opportunities’ for personal care and cosmetics products producers, particularly in North America and Europe, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio. More info
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  • Marine Food Projects Win €4.5m FIRM Research Funding

    Eight marine foods and marine biotechnology related projects will receive €4.5m from the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) 2013. Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute welcomed the announcement by Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine of the successful projects to be funded by the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM). The funding will generate knowledge that will be […]
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