Posts tagged with ‘marine extract’

  • First Transnational Joint Call for Research Projects: Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET

    Announcing the first transnational joint call for research projects within the framework of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MarineBiotech), which aims to coordinate European funding for marine biotechnology research, development and innovation. The main purpose of the call is to stimulate joint European research and development activities in marine biotechnology. The topic of the first transnational call is “The development of biorefinery processes […]
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  • Agile Nabs $1.5M NIH Grant for CF Therapy from Sea Sponge

    Raleigh biotechnology company Agile Sciences has landed a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to help develop its cystic fibrosis therapy derived from sea sponges. Agile was spun out of North Carolina State University with the help of a $30,000 startup loan from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The company’s technology platform capitalizes on a chemical produced by the sea sponge to […]
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  • FAO review highlights food and feed uses for fish and shellfish by-products

    By-products may constitute as much as 70% of fish and shellfish after industrial processing and much focus has been on converting these into commercial products. The aim of this paper is therefore to evaluate important challenges and to consider the most realistic options in the use of by-products. Certain by-products like heads, frames and off-cuts from filleting of fish may […]
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  • A Sea Change in IBD Treatment?

    A Florida immunologist and macrophage biologist recently received a substantial grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a possible role for chitin, an abundant component of shrimp, crab and lobster shells, in treating inflammatory bowel disease. Yoshimi Shibata, PhD, professor of biomedical science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, […]
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  • Icelandic Collaboration for GlycoMar Limited with Lumpfish Byproducts

    Scottish biotechnology company GlycoMar, Icelandic marine biotechnology company Biopol and the University of University of Akureyri are pleased to announce their research collaboration. The consortium, led by Biopol, has received grant support from the AVS R&D Fund of Ministry of Fisheries in Iceland to evaluate the commercial viability of production of high value nutraceutical products from lumpfish. In this project, […]
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  • Tassal reels in $3.8m in federal funds for fish protein and oil facility

    TASSAL has reeled in a $3.85 million Federal Government grant towards a new $5 million fish protein and oil facility near Triabunna. The Tasmanian salmon producer today welcomed the grant, which will go towards the 20,000 tonne per annum fish byproduct processing plant. Justin O’Connor, Tassal’s head of engineering and risk, said the purpose-built facility would be located on farm land […]
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  • Australia: A new project aims to convert garbage — including fish byproducts — into valuable products

    One company’s food waste could be transformed into another’s treasure – or even a product that improves our health and wellbeing. This is the premise of research at the University of Sydney that’s investigating how discarded food can be rich in nutrients. Professor Fariba Dehghani, of the university’s school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is leading the ongoing project and […]
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  • China to harvest SA kelp

    China’s second-largest processor of seaweed has settled a multimillion-dollar investment in seaweed gathering at several beaches in South Australia. Qingdao Gather Great Ocean Algae Industry Group Co purchased Australian Kelp Products and a licence ­allowing seaweed collection along the Limestone Coast in the south-east of the state. Qingdao was advised on the deal by Piper Alderman. Qingdao plans to invest […]
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  • Fermentalg IPO raises $55.9 million for commercial development

    Libourne, France-based Fermentalg, an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has completed a successful IPO on the Euronext regulated market in Paris, issuing a total of 4,486,091 shares, resulting in a capital increase of €40.4 million ($55.9 million US) and taking the company’s total market capitalization to €107 million ($148 million […]
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  • Ecover adopting algae-based laundry liquid to cut palm oil use

    People will soon be able to wash their clothes using a cleaning product derived from algae, a more sustainable source than the palm oil that is currently used in most detergents. Ecover, the green cleaning company, will launch the algae-based laundry liquid in Europe later in 2014, as part of its pledge to ultimately replace all palm oil. More info
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