Posts tagged with ‘marine biopolymer’

  • Beating shoe smells with crab shells

    Portuguese researchers are working to make anti-microbial shoes by treating leather with a modified chemical from crab shells. Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide made from the deacylation of chitin, the structural component that makes up the shells of various crustaceans. In fact, chitin is the second most common dietary fibre after cellulose; however, it’s chitosan’s anti-microbial properties that are being exploited […]
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  • Chitosan used to lengthen shelf life of bananas in China

    Scientists have figured out how to use chitosan — a substance derived from shrimp and crab shells — to delay the ripening of bananas for up to two weeks. Scientists speaking in Philadelphia at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society described experiments designed to develop a spray-on coating that consumers could use themselves. The coating, […]
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  • Shrividya Enterprises announces addition to capacity of Chitin and Protein

    Shrividya Enterprises, Mumbai, India based manufacturer of Chitin and Protein announced increase in the production capacity: Chitin capacity is increased from 40MT Per year to 60MT per year and Protein capacity increased from 108MT per year to 216MT per year Chitin is basic raw material for upstream compounds such as ,Glucosamine Sulphate and Chitosan.Chitin Is Extracted from shrimp/ Prawn shells. Chitin […]
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  • Algae Biomass Summit to Reveal Latest Engineering Advances for Commercial Production of Domestic, Low-Carbon, Renewable Fuels Made From Algae

    The 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Denver, Co. September 24-27 will showcase in its Engineering and Analysis track nearly 30 presentations by leading research scientists from national and corporate laboratories. The sessions will inform technical audiences about the latest in algae growing methodologies, biofuel and oil analysis, and similar developments related to growing and harvesting algae for […]
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  • Aquapharm and c-LEcta collaboration on marine-derived biocatalysts

    In a pioneering collaboration the leading Scottish biotechnology company Aquapharm and German industrial biotechnology firm c-LEcta are set to fast-track the discovery and commercialisation of a new wave of bio-catalysts. c-LEcta is skilled in the identification and engineering of enzymes and strains for optimized bio-catalytic industry processes, whilst Aquapharm has proven expertise in harnessing the commercial potential of its unique […]
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  • VG Energy to Launch First Commercial Product, LipidMax(TM) for Palm and Algae Oil Production

    Viral Genetics (pinksheets:VRAL), through its majority owned subsidiary VG Energy, is now verifying the chemical activity in industrial scale batches of LipidMax(TM) in response to demand for the product from research institutes and from industry. LipidMax, the first product marketed by VG Energy, is a lipid enhancement compound for use in the production of oils from algae and other plants […]
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  • Seaweed Drink Suppresses Appetite, Says Obesity Journal Article

    Gel-forming extracts of seaweed have been used in the past in numerous weight loss products as a way to suppress appetite and lose weight. Controversy over false and misleading advertising by some sellers of weight loss pills—as well as pilot studies not detecting weight loss effects—has clouded the issue over whether or not alginates—a seaweed extract—can be beneficial toward fighting […]
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  • CSA MarineBiotech Launched

    A sound strategy for marine biotechnology research, technology development and innovation and a concerted coordination of relevant national and regional programmes are urgently needed in Europe. The Coordination and Support Action ‘MarineBiotech’ is a response to this, aiming at an ERA-NET in marine biotechnology that can deliver ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’, a core objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Bringing […]
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  • Growing International Interest In Oceanology To Benefit The Global Marine Biotechnology Market, According To New Report By Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

    With growing environmental pollution throwing the spotlight on sustainable industrial development, there exists huge demand for suitable, scalable, economically, socially and environmentally sustainable feedstock options for the manufacturing industry. With sustainable feedstock production and delivery ballooning into a massive industry worldwide, the world’s oceans have emerged into the next frontier for investigative, biological resource development and management R&D projects. For […]
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  • Shrimp shell nanoparticle combats microbes, heals wounds

    Nanoparticle-sized Chitosan has shown promise in effectively combating Staphylococcus saprophyticus and E. coli. Chitosan is a natural, non-toxic and biodegradable, obtained from chitin, the main component of the shells of shrimp, lobster and the beak of the octopus and squid. It could be used as a protective wound-healing material to avoid opportunistic infection as well as working to facilitate wound […]
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