Posts tagged with ‘nutraceutical’

  • BASF sells chitosan marine biopolymers business to Seagarden ASA

    BASF SE and the Norwegian company Seagarden ASA signed a contract to transfer the Chitosan marine biopolymers business. Chitosan marine biopolymers are used in personal care products and as pharmaceutical ingredients. The transaction is expected to be formally completed by August 2012. The divestment of the Chitosan business from former Cognis results from the portfolio optimization following the acquisition of […]
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  • Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2012), Pages Pages 1192-1421 Now Available

    MDPI is pleased to announce the availability of the following: Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2012), Pages Pages 1192-1421 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/10/6/ Table of Contents: Sheila Marie Pimentel-Elardo, Lubomir Grozdanov, Sebastian Proksch and Ute Hentschel Article: Diversity of Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetase Genes in the Microbial Metagenomes of Marine Sponges Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(6), 1192-1202; doi:10.3390/md10061192 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/10/6/1192/ Shwu-Li Wu, Jui-Hsin Su, […]
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  • Seaweed extract could aid drought-stressed crops in UK

    This spring has seen large extremes in weather patterns from drought to flooding, causing stress to arable crops. But one researcher at University College, Cork, believes a certain chemical found in seaweed could make crops more stress tolerant. Along with factors such as extremes of temperature, inadequate nutrient supply and excess light intensity fall under the general term of abiotic […]
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  • Norwegian Researchers Discover Prawn Peptides to be Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure in Humans

    The Norwegian research institute Nofima announces the discovery of a refined peptide concentrate derived from the arctic coldwater prawn Pandalus Borealis as a revolutionary natural ingredient to help people maintain a healthy blood pressure. To our knowledge this is the most potent Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibiting peptide concentrate that is reported in scientific literature.  Working as an ACE-inhibitor, it […]
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  • Aquapharm & Medical Research Council evaluate EndoSeaRch- a new approach to digestive health

    Scottish biotechnology firm Aquapharm has joined forces with the Medical Research Council’s Human Nutrition Research unit (MRC HNR) in Cambridge to evaluate the potential of a new approach to digestive health, called EndoSeaRch™. The two parties are seeking to modulate certain bacterial populations of the gastrointestinal tract with orally delivered synthetic minerals in models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). These may include […]
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  • Growing International Interest In Oceanology To Benefit The Global Marine Biotechnology Market, According To New Report By Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

    With growing environmental pollution throwing the spotlight on sustainable industrial development, there exists huge demand for suitable, scalable, economically, socially and environmentally sustainable feedstock options for the manufacturing industry. With sustainable feedstock production and delivery ballooning into a massive industry worldwide, the world’s oceans have emerged into the next frontier for investigative, biological resource development and management R&D projects. For […]
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  • OECD Conference on Marine Biotechnology for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability: May 30-31 2012

    This conference, held in late May in Vancouver, Canada, will address opportunities for marine biotechnology to contribute to global challenges such as of food and fuel security, population health, green growth and sustainable industries. The event aims at raising awareness among policy makers of the potential of the marine environment and how this potential could be realized through the use […]
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  • Marine Drugs Announces New Issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 3

    MDPI recently announced the publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 3 (March 2012), Pages Pages 521-676 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/10/3/   Table of Contents: Jing Tong, Hank Trapido-Rosenthal, Jun Wang, Youwei Wang, Qing X. Li and Yuanan Lu Article: Antiviral Activities and Putative Identification of Compounds in Microbial Extracts from the Hawaiian Coastal Waters Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(3), 521-538; […]
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  • Algatechnologies introduces Astaxanthin Water Soluble Emulsion

    Algatechnologies, Israel, the leading manufacturer of natural astaxanthin, has developed a 2% natural astaxanthin in a unique liquid-emulsion format under the AstaPure™ brand name. Natural astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble ingredient and can usually used in oil-based formulations. However, due to its extremely powerful antioxidant properties, there is a high demand in the market for a water soluble form that can […]
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  • New study shows that humans can absorb similar omega-3 levels from fish oil capsules or fruit juice as they can from eating salmon paté

    A new study shows that humans can absorb just as much omega-3 from fish oil capsules or fruit juice as they can from eating salmon paté. “We can see that just as much omega-3 is absorbed into the bloodstream regardless of whether we take in these long-chain marine fatty acids in capsules, enriched fruit juice or enriched fish paté,” explains […]
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