Posts tagged with ‘marine extract’

  • Marine bioprospecting – a role for bioresource centers in the 21st century

    Marine bioprospecting – a role for bioresource centers in the 21st century. A presentation by Dr Willie Wilson (Director of National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA) presentation at the Oceans of Potential conference, Tuesday 11th September, Plymouth, UK More info
  • Marine biotechnology advances towards applications in new functional foods

    The marine ecosystem is still an untapped reservoir of biologically active compounds, which have considerable potential to supply food ingredients towards development of new functional foods. With the goal of increasing the availability and chemical diversity of functional marine ingredients, much research has been developed using biotechnological tools to discover and produce new compounds. This review summarizes the advances in […]
  • Cyanotech Reports Financial Results

    Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, including BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, has announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year 2013, ended September 30, 2012. Second Quarter 2013 For the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012, revenues were […]
  • Natural Product Produced by Marine Algae Shows Promise in Stroke Recovery Treatment

    A new study using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances a potentially new pharmacological treatment to aid recovery of brain function following a stroke or other traumatic brain injury. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States with more than 795,000 people […]
  • Marine Bioproducts AS testing viability of marine peptones for high-value products via fermentation

    The commercial viability of the use of marine-derived peptones to produce high-value products via fermentation will be examined through a project led by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Norway-based Marine Bioproducts AS(MB). Referred to as MarineIB, the project began in April 2012 and seeks to establish new supply chains for the production of high-value chemicals, thereby offering a cost-effective, […]
  • PharmaMar and Costa Rica to search ocean in search of cancer cures

    Experts from Costa Rica and the Spanish company PharmaMar, dedicated to marine biotechnology research, beginning in February will seek new cures and treatments for cancer in organisms living in Costa Rican waters. The Spanish company will work for five years in the territorial waters of Costa Rica thanks to an agreement with the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio), promoted by […]
  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 8 (August 2012), Pages 1619-1898 Newly Released

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 8 (August 2012), Pages Pages 1619-1898 TOC: Anthony D. Wright, Jonathan L. Nielson, Dianne M. Tapiolas, Catherine H. Liptrot and Cherie A. Motti Article: A Great Barrier Reef Sinularia sp. Yields Two New Cytotoxic Diterpenes Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(8), 1619-1630; doi:10.3390/md10081619 Vânia Cristina Desoti, […]
  • Malaysian fish extract used to make wound dressing spray

    Water extract from the Haruan fish in Malaysia has proved safe and effective for healing incision and burn wounds. Haruan is a popular fish to eat in Malaysia and is thought to have wound healing properties due to the abundance of fatty and amino acids, which help blood clotting and reduce pain. When prepared as fillets, researchers cook the fish […]
  • 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 […]
  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 7 (July 2012), Pages 1422-1618 Released

    MDPI is pleased to announce the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 7 (July 2012), Pages Pages 1422-1618 Table of Contents: Rui Li, Chang-Lun Shao, Xin Qi, Xiu-Bao Li, Jing Li, Ling-Ling Sun and Chang-Yun Wang Article: Polyoxygenated Sterols from the South China Sea Soft Coral Sinularia sp. Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1422-1432; doi:10.3390/md10071422 Shang-Kwei […]