Posts tagged with ‘marine ingredients’

  • ‘Coral Triangle’ Brewing with Undiscovered Diverse Sea Life

    Scientists exploring a deep ocean basin in search of new species found marine life believed to be previously undiscovered, including a tentacled orange worm and an unusual black jellyfish. Project leader Dr. Larry Madin said Tuesday that U.S. and Philippine scientists collected about 100 different specimens in a search in the Celebes Sea south of the Philippines. The deepest part […]
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  • U.S. Seafood Processors Missing Out on Opportunity for Additional Value and Revenue With Byproducts

    Strategro International, a market entry and business growth consultancy, spoke to a packed room of seafood processors at the International Boston Seafood Show recently offering examples of how companies and researchers worldwide are developing valuable products from seafood processing waste streams. For the unenlightened seafood company, seafood byproducts can pose a headache and a significant cost item for disposal, storage, […]
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  • Capacity Doubled For Marine-Derived Pharmaceutical

    Danish firm Pronova BioPharma announced recently that it is to double manufacturing capacity for its marine-derived active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), following increased demand for its omega-3 based drug. Work on the new facility is due to begin, with the plant expected to be operational and approved by regulators by the first half of 2010. The company is investing NOK1.45-1.7bn (€189-222m) […]
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  • Company creating shark therapies to combat key diseases like cancer

    One of Scotland’s most successful biotech companies, Haptogen, is pioneering new drug discovery techniques using the immune system of sharks after striking a significant deal with the University of Aberdeen. Haptogen – which will be using shark antibodies to create new therapies for delivering drugs to combat key diseases like cancer – has obtained the licensing rights for the technology […]
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  • Energy Drinks Containing Jellyfish-based Bioluminescence Ingredients That Glow in the Dark, or Poison from the Puffer Fish?

    In Japan, energy drink makers are working on a stinging jellyfish-based (Aequorea victoria) bioluminescence beverage that glows in the dark from which the luminescent protein aequorin and the fluorescent molecule GFP (green fluorescent protein) have been extracted, purified, and cloned. The Sea of Japan is awash in these alien-looking, creatures, a team of researchers led by biochemist Kiminori Ushida from […]
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