Posts tagged with ‘marine bioprospecting’

  • Lallemand acquires Aquapharm marine biotechnology platform

    Lallemand Inc subsidiary Lallemand UK Limited has announced that it has acquired the marine bio-technology business and assets of Aquapharm Bio-Discovery Limited from the Joint Administrators to the business. Aquapharm, which was founded in 2000 and is based at the European Centre for Marine Technology in Oban, Scotland has built up a library of over 10,000 marine microorganisms harvested worldwide from […]
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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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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 11 (November 2013), Pages 4127-4697 Now Available

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 11 (November 2013), Pages 4127-4697 More info
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  • KIOST enhances its research on marine biotechnology

    The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) has enhanced its research on marine biotechnology (MBT), prompted by the untapped potential of developing resources from the sea. KOIST, founded in 1973, is the country’s only extensive marine resources research agency and operates under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. It seeks to become a global pioneer in MBT, which […]
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  • PharmaMar researchers have identified two new anticancer compounds

    By scouring the oceans for disease-fighting molecules, researchers have identified two new anticancer compounds. Isolated from a sea sponge, the compounds represent a new class of the natural products called polyketides, many of which have biological activity. Because it’s not possible to extract sufficient amounts of the molecules from the sponges, the researchers also devised chemical syntheses that allowed them to […]
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  • Sea of miracles: industrial uses for ocean biodiversity

    The seafloor is our planet’s most biodiverse realm. It is in the sea that life on earth began over 3.5 billion years ago. It is in the sea where 34 of the 36 known phyla of animals remain to this day, 15 of which are exclusive to the world’s oceans. And it is in the sea where myriad opportunities await. The commercial […]
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  • Release of Mar. Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 5 (May 2013), Pages 1427-1762

    MDPI announces the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 5 (May 2013), Pages 1427-1762 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/11/5/
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  • First Natural Product from Marine Myxobacteria

    Although terrestrial myxobacteria have been extensively studied and are known to produce a range of secondary metabolites with a remarkable variety of unusual structures, their marine counterparts have only recently been discovered. Gabriele M. König and co-workers, University of Bonn, Germany, have isolated a marine myxobacterium from a mud sample from the coast of the island Prerow, Germany. Analysis showed that […]
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  • Science devises ways to recycle crustacean shells

    It was only a matter of time before scientists found a way to recycle the 750 000 tonnes of crustacean shells which are disposed of in the EU every year. Asia has successfully managed to extract polymer chitosan (used to make filters, foils and wound dressings) produced from shrimp shells. But in Europe crustaceans contain more lime, so processing is […]
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  • FAU Harbor Branch awarded grant for pancreatic cancer research

    Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Program (MBBR) scientists have been awarded a $345,716 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify marine natural products for their potential use in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. A primary mission for the MBBR is to discover marine natural products that can be used […]
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