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Extracting added value from the Seaweed Industry - a search for novel anti-obesity agents

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Project Description

Seaweed farming is a growing industry in the UK, with the majority of the biomass being used for the extraction of high yield products such as aliginates, or for use as biofuels.

However, a significant amount of the biomass remains un-used and this material is rich in a variety of valuable chemicals, such as fucoidans, fucoxanthins, polyphenols and polysaccharides that possess some known biological activities such as anti-oxidant activity.

In partnership with Algaia SA and IBioIC

Status Project Live
Funder(s) Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council
Value £101,788.00
Project Dates Oct 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2022
Partner Organisations Algaia SA

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