Posts tagged with ‘marine ingredients’

  • GlycoMar secures £ 890,000 investment

    Scottish marine biotechnology company GlycoMar Ltd has secured investment of £890,000 from new and existing investors. The investment is being used to progress the company’s anti-­‐inflammatory drug development programme. GlycoMar Limited was established in February 2005 and has its premises at the European Centre for  Marine Biotechnology, near Oban, Scotland. GlycoMar, which means ‘sweet sea’, is dedicated to the discovery, development […]
  • New French-Chilean Joint Unit to Study Marine Algae

    To strengthen collaboration in the fields of ecology and marine evolutionary biology, the CNRS, UPMC and two Chilean universities signed an agreement recently for the creation of an International Joint Unit (UMI). Called EBEA, ‘Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Algae’, the new structure focuses on the ecology, evolution and genomics of marine algae. Affiliated to the CNRS Institute of Ecology […]
  • Calcium from crustacean waste converted into calcium lactate

    A team of researchers from the University of Sonora intends to use calcium from crustacean waste – shrimp, crab, lobster and squid, through its conversion into calcium lactate. This compound is a salt of high value that has multiple applications in the food industry and pharmaceuticals. In the case of the food industry, the calcium lactate is used as a […]
  • Ireland to host world’s largest marine ingredient / seafood byproduct facility

    Irish fishermen are aiming to harvest fish oils and minerals that could provide valuable health-enhancing ingredients for consumers and sportspeople. Agriculture and Marine Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed plans by the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) to build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in Co Donegal. The proposed facility would take 50,000 tonnes of boarfish, which is […]
  • Funding sought to develop algae-fed heart-healthy beef

    Don Smith, of Aspen, Colo., is trying to raise money for a Colorado State University research project in which beef cattle would be fed algae, a high source of omega-3s. Plans call for presenting test results to the Food and Drug Administration for approval as a commercially viable product. “Right now you can only get omega-3s in fish or fish […]
  • Pivotal Therapeutics tops initial financing goal by nearly $3 million for omega-3 therapies

    Pivotal Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies, said it has raised $7.7 million through a debt financing, surpassing its previous capital raising goal. The debt financing consisted of 7,744 units at a price of C$1,000 apiece, with the offering oversubscribed by 2,744 units, resulting in an increase of $2.7 million over the initial C$5.0 million […]
  • Tasmania’s EPA Board considers proposal for Tassal fish waste processing facility

    The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the proposed construction and operation of a fish waste processing facility outside Triabunna on the state’s east coast. Under the proposal, the Tassal facility would process up to 20,000 tonnes of fish waste from the aquaculture industry into valuable commodities such as fish oils and health products. The Chair of the EPA […]
  • Verde Media Group Inc. Announces Omega-3 Target Acquisition and New Product Development

    Verde Media Biotechnology Division (“VMBD”) is in the advance negotiation stage for acquisition and partnership with a Massachusetts based technology-developing company for the production of high value bio-products. The target company has developed a microbial technology platform for the production of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) using economical and abundantly available feedstock. The alternative fermentation based process can convert […]

    Algatechnologies (“Algatech”), Israel, announces a more than 100% expansion of its production capacity of AstaPure® brand natural astaxanthin. This doubling of capacity follows an investment of $20 million in its state-of-the-art facility in the Arava Desert, Israel. This significant step is only part of the transformation by Algatech’ new owners, Grovepoint, since the UK investment group acquired control of Algatech in […]
  • Manufacturing a chitin-based solution to planet-clogging plastics

    Researchers at Harvard’s  have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects — from cell phones to food containers and toys — using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. The objects exhibit many of the same properties as those created with synthetic plastics, but without the environmental threat. It also trumps most bioplastics on the […]