Posts tagged with ‘marine bioprospecting’

  • Ireland and UK Sign Marine Research, Development and Innovation Agreement

    Dr Peter Heffernan CEO, Marine Institute, and Prof Ian Wright, Deputy Director, Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (UK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the presence of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, to foster closer co-operation and joint activities between Ireland and the UK in the area of marine research, development and innovation. […]
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  • Marine Scientists to Explore Whittard Canyon for Biodiversity

    A team of Scientists led by Dr. Louise Allcock, NUI Galway sets sail onboard the RV Celtic Explorer 13th April 2012 to investigate biodiversity on the Whittard Canyon System. Whittard Canyon is a huge canyon system that spans Irish, UK and French waters along the Atlantic margin. This survey will take place in the Irish territory where the Continental shelf drops […]
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  • GlycoMar awarded grant for collaboration with MicroA of Norway

    The UK Technology Strategy Board today announced funding of a collaboration between GlycoMar and MicroA of Norway for the pilot scale production of one of GlycoMar’s biologically active polysaccharides from a marine microalga using MicroA’s patented photobioreactor technology. The project will use MicroA’s recently patented PBR technology as the scale-up platform for GlycoMar’s microalgal polysaccharide product development. MicroA will use their pilot […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 9, Issue 12 (December 2011), Pages 2488-2817 Release issue

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue:Mar. Drugs, Volume 9, Issue 12 (December 2011), Pages 2488-2817 at http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/12/ Table of Contents: Jeen-Kuan Chen, Chao-Hsien Yeh, Lian-Chen Wang, Tzong-Horng Liou, Chia-Rui Shen and Chao-Lin Liu Article: Chitosan, the Marine Functional Food, Is a Potent Adsorbent of Humic Acid Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(12), 2488-2498; doi:10.3390/md9122488 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/12/2488/ Oriol Sacristan-Soriano, Bernard […]
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  • Norway: Researcher in marine bioprospecting sought

    Researcher in marine bioprospecting at the University of Tromsø, Faculty of Biosciences, Fishery and Economics, Norwegian College of Fishery Science – temporary position for 3 years. Application deadline: 22.12.11 The following reference number must be quoted in your application: Ref. 2011/4954 The University of Tromsø has a vacant position as researcher in marine bioprospecting. The appointment is for a 3-year […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 9, Issue 11 (November 2011), Pages 2164-2487 released

    MDPI announces the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 9, Issue 11 (November 2011), Pages 2164-2487 at http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/11/ Table of Contents: Leda Giannuzzi, Daniela Sedan, Ricardo Echenique and Dario Andrinolo Case Report: An Acute Case of Intoxication with Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Recreational Water in Salto Grande Dam, Argentina Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(11), 2164-2175; doi:10.3390/md9112164 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/11/2164/ Gi-Young Kim, Wun-Jae Kim […]
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  • Health Enhancement Products, Inc. expands scientific inquiry at Battelle as algae-derived molecules are tested for bioactivity

    The board directors of Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCBB: HEPI), a Scottsdale, AZ-based food ingredients and nutraceutical enterprise, has authorized an expanded study of its algae extracts. Since May of 2011, the Company has been working with Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, to isolate the active molecules in its proprietary algae extract, specifically those natural compounds responsible […]
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  • Norwegian Prawns to Spice Up Chinese Noodles

    Bioprospecting is opening up international markets for Norwegian seafood companies. Essences extracted from a prawn or octopus off the west coast of Norway could end up as flavouring in noodle packages in China. This type of bioprospecting involves investigating marine organisms to find components or compounds that have commercial use. The potential results are particularly promising in relation to foodstuffs […]
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  • Aquapharm and CABI sign collaborative agreement

    Scottish marine biotechnology firm Aquapharm has signed an agreement with the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) which will allow the organisations to access and co-promote one another’s unique microbe collections. Aquapharm specialises in the discovery, isolation and development of novel functional active ingredients, sustainably harvested from marine micro-organisms for potential use in a wide range of commercial sectors. Meanwhile […]
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  • UK University Research Group seeks SME partners to explore the development of three specific marine bio-resources to produce high value products: anti-cancer drugs, oxygenase biocatalysts, anti-microbials

    The marine environment is a very rich source of bio-molecules with therapeutic applications. Blue biotechnology specifically seeks to harness the biodiversity of the marine environment for access to high-value and relatively low-volume biological products. Recent advances in molecular biology (including metagenomic methods) mean that there is now remarkable potential to harness genetic biodiversity from specific marine environments for bio-product preparation. […]
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