Posts tagged with ‘seafood byproducts’

  • Cleveland research team’s squid-like material could lead to better prosthetics and implants

    A Cleveland research team including Paul Marasco, director of amputee research at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and led by Case Western Reserve University macromolecular science and engineering professor Stuart Rowan, part of a team pursuing improved prosthetic limbs. has produced a material that mimics the squid beak’s soft-to-hard transition. The scientists created the so-far nameless squid stuff using a scaffold of tiny […]
  • Biomedical benefits of algae investigated in Chile

    Researchers at the University of Santiago de Chile (Usach) are studying three species of algae in the Region of Magallanes so as to use them in the development of antibacterial patches and in gastric juice resistant drug encapsulation. The study, entitled Soluble Algal Polysaccharides from the Magallanes Region, is a project funded by the Department of Scientific and Technological Research (Dicyt) of the […]
  • Science devises ways to recycle crustacean shells

    It was only a matter of time before scientists found a way to recycle the 750 000 tonnes of crustacean shells which are disposed of in the EU every year. Asia has successfully managed to extract polymer chitosan (used to make filters, foils and wound dressings) produced from shrimp shells. But in Europe crustaceans contain more lime, so processing is […]
  • Funding to Boost Algae Company

    Algaeon Inc., an Indianapolis-based biotech company that has developed algae cultivation technology for use in the nutraceutical and micronutrient markets, announced today that it has closed a $770,000 investment round of funding from early-stage growth company investors. The investment group included City Securities Corporation and multiple individual Angel investors. The funding will support the addition of capacity for sample qualification […]
  • Nofima Scientists Develop Biodegradable Food Packaging Made of Chitin & Chitosan from Shrimp Shell

    Scientists at Nofima are participating in a major EU-financed project in which “active” packaging based on raw materials from shrimp shell improves and conserves food products – and after use the packaging biodegrades. Environmentally stubborn plastic is getting competition from biodegradable packaging made of chitin and chitosan from shrimp shell. Nofima’s part of the project equates to around NOK 1 […]
  • Primex Launches Microencapsulated LipoSan Ultra

    Primex has introducted a microencapsulated version of its LipoSan Ultra that is designed for weight loss beverages. The new and unique weight loss ingredient is an innovative development and line extension of Primex’s ordinary weight loss ingredient LipoSan Ultra, a patented product based on ChitoClear chitosan and succinic acid, which has an extraordinary ability to bind to dietary fat so […]
  • Marine Institute and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to co-fund food research

    The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Institute (DAFM) has announced a call for marine research projects relating to Food Innovation, Food Processing Technologies and Food for Health. Researchers in higher education institutions and research institutions and on the island of Ireland are invited to submit proposals under the Food Industry Research Measure (FIRM) in an initiative jointly funded […]
  • A Marine Animal to Feed Your Eco-Car

    The marine animal tunicate can be used both as biofuel and fish food, according to research from Norway. On the ocean floor, under the pier, and on ship ropes — that’s where the tunicates live. Tunicates are marine filter feeders that serve as bacteria eaters and as a foodstuff in Korea and Japan. But in the future they may become […]
  • Two new biofuel tilapia-based plants built in Brazil

    In late March, the opening of two biofuel tilapia- based plants in the towns Jaguaribara and Morada Nova, in Vale do Jaguaribe, was announced. The Jaguaribara plant is being implemented to solve the environmental problems generated by the disposal of fish waste, which is a big problem in the region, as the viscera is typically thrown onto the ground and can […]
  • Researchers Identify Fish Peptide That May Inhibit Cancer Metastasis

    Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a fish peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod that may inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading, according to preclinical research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The use of natural dietary products with anti-tumor activity is an important and emerging field […]