The 2012 Symposium on Marine Natural Product Drug Discovery will bring together academics and industry representatives from across Europe to discuss groundbreaking research into the development of novel drug candidates from marine natural resources, with particular emphasis on the fields of cancer and on neurodegenerative diseases.
The symposium, which is held in the context of the biannual Pharmatlantic consortium meeting, will take place at the Conference Room of the University of Aberdeen’s Institute of Medical Sciences on November 6th 2012.
For FREE registration to the symposium, please contact Dr. Florence Gunn at: email@example.com .
Bibliographic database for Plymouth Marine Laboratory publications from 2001 – present now availablePosted On: August 6, 2012
Growing International Interest In Oceanology To Benefit The Global Marine Biotechnology Market, According To New Report By Global Industry Analysts, Inc.Posted On: April 24, 2012
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 instance, marine-derived cosmetic ingredients, marine-derived molecules including enzymes, biopolymers and biomaterials, marine-derived pharmaceuticals, among others, are now becoming the mainstay of most R&D projects worldwide. The marine biotechnology sector is also attracting increased venture capital funds as is mirrored by the mushrooming of potential laden start-up firms focused on developing novel compounds from marine organisms.
As stated by the new market research report on Marine Biotechnology, Bioactive Substances represents one of the fastest growing market sectors trailing a projected CAGR of approximately 4.7% respectively.
The research report titled “Marine Biotechnology: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the marine biotechnology markets, impact of recession on the markets, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent product introductions, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants.
Robert Henrikson and Mark Edwards announced seven prize winners of the International Algae Competition at a special event on April 12 at the Algae Technology Platform Conference in San Diego, CA. Juror scoring was very close. There were ties for first place prizes.
Beyond these prizes, competition winners, finalists and many entries will be recognized in upcoming media news releases, articles, videos, publications, exhibitions and Imagine Our Algae Future, a full color book based on the International Algae Competition to be available soon on Amazon.com.
NIFES in Norway is one of several institutions involved in a cooperation project which will assist Cubans establishing a marine aquaculture industry.
Freshwater-based aquaculture already exists in Cuba, but this is the first time that marine aquaculture will be tried out on a large scale. The aim is to create an economically and ecologically sustainable marine aquaculture industry in Cuba.
NIFES will primarily be involved in developing and optimising feeds for fry and farmed fish.
The project will run for four years, and it has been given NOK 17 million in funding by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
A first of it kind compendium on the outcome of various research projects funded by the Department of Bio Technology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has been compiled by Dr A S Sahul Hameed, Associate Professor of Zoology at the A Abdul Hakeem College in Melvisharam.
The compendium, which is expected to be highly valuable to scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs involved in aquaculture and marine biotechnology, was released recently at the University of Madras by Dr Ninawe, Chairman of the DBT Task Force.
Hameed, who is a member of the DBT Task Force as well as an expert recognised by the World Organisation for Animal Health attached to the Food and Agricluture Organisation (FAO),said the benefits related to the developments in marine biotechnology and aquaculture, especially after the advent of genomic and molecular biology, are immense.
The company’s Western Australia operation in Karratha is planned to be increased from the initial 100 hectares of commercial operation to 400 hectares in the next stage, and then 1000 hectares.
Aurora Algae began operations in Karratha mid last year and now has its sights on raising $100 million after hitting the $22 million mark a few months ago.
The $22 million has left the company fully funded until its next expansion phase of harvesting algae-based biomass for products in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, aquaculture and renewable energy markets.
The company is looking to raise $100 million from existing and new private investors by mid-year, and is aligning at an IPO later in the year.
Algae Biodiesel Company World Health Energy Holdings Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Develop Up to 250 Acre Algae Farm With Prime Inc. IndiaPosted On: December 27, 2011
$100 Million Project Envisioned for Production of Biodiesel and Commercial Fish Food
World Health Energy Holdings, Inc. , a public holding company developing joint venture partnerships for algae production for biodiesel and commercial fish food, announced today the signing of Letter of Intent with Prime Inc., an India Industrial and transport Company, to develop a biodiesel production facility ramping up to 250 acres with a budget of up to 100 million dollars.
The proposed sites for development are in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, India and will utilize an Algae Enhancement Technology, known as the GB3000 system, used for growing algae for the production of Fish Feed, Proteins and Bio-fuel in the Territory of India. Prime Inc. India’s current clients include: Exon, Shell, General Electric (GE) and Siemens.
The leader of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration visited Carlsbad Monday to launch a national initiative for creating jobs and increasing seafood production by fostering public-private partnerships in fish farming.
Agency officials said the so-called Aquaculture Technology Transfer Initiative will support projects that show promise for creating jobs while maintaining environmental protections.
It’s a tricky balance for NOAA, which didn’t announce any money for the project and faces opposition from some environmental groups that oppose aquaculture as a source of ocean pollution.