Posts tagged with ‘pharmaceutical’

  • 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
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  • 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 […]
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  • Aquapharm announces discovery of novel antibiotic compound

    Scottish biotechnology company Aquapharm Biodiscovery has discovered a novel antibiotic compound with potent activity against a broad spectrum of multi-drug-resistant Gram-positive bacteria. The compound, which demonstrates bactericidal potency against Multi Drug Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MDRSA) and Multi Drug Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae (MDRSP), Clostridium Difficile and Enteroccocus Faecalis which are common causes of death in patients in hospital care units is the company’s first new […]
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  • Biotec Pharmacon files first part of registration file for Woulgan Biogel

    Biotec BetaGlucans AS, wholly owned subsidiary of Biotec Pharmacon ASA, has today filed the first part of the registration file for its new and novel Woulgan® Biogel product. Svein Lien, CEO of Biotec Pharmacon says: “This is an important milestone in our efforts to commercialize our novel beta-glucans for advanced wound healing. This is a market in need of new […]
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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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  • Postdoctoral Researcher Sought for Marine Natural Products in Drug Discovery: Galway, Ireland

    Expires: August 06, 2012 Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Deniz Tasdemir at deniz.tasdemir@nuigalway.ie(www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/level2/staff/DenizTasdemir/dtresearch.html). Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term Postdoctoral Researcher contract position to work on discovery of marine natural products. This position is funded by Beaufort Marine Biodiscovery programme, which aims to assess Irish marine biological diversity to develop novel natural products for application in areas […]
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  • Marine Natural Product Stops Cancer Drug Resistance

    Lamellarins are a class of marine natural products of which some members have shown activity against multidrug resistant cancer lines. These lamellarins act by inhibiting the P-glycoprotein, which enhances transport of anticancer agents out of cancer cells, thus rendering them multidrug resistant. An systematic investigation of structure–activity relationship led by Robert Capon, University of Queensland, Australia, used spectroscopic methods including […]
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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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  • Marine Scientists to Explore Whittard Canyon for Biodiversity

    A team of Scientists led by Dr. Louise Allcock, NUI Galway sets sail onboard the RV Celtic Explorer 13th April 2012 to investigate biodiversity on the Whittard Canyon System. Whittard Canyon is a huge canyon system that spans Irish, UK and French waters along the Atlantic margin. This survey will take place in the Irish territory where the Continental shelf drops […]
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  • Pharmaceuticals from crab shells

    Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about – but now they can be used as “chemical factories”. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in introducing bacterial genes into the fungus Trichoderma, so that the fungus can now produce important chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry. The raw material used by the fungus is abundant – it is chitin, […]
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