Marine biotechnology is an arena with huge potential, given the vast biodiversity of life in oceans. The field has the capability of significantly impacting the fields of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fine chemicals among others. The growing need for environmentally safe and bio-derived stocks across a wide range of industries together with environmental pollution throwing the spotlight on sustainable industrial development, there exists a huge demand for suitable, scalable, and socially and environmentally sustainable feedstock options for the manufacturing industry which can be supplied by marine biotechnology market.
Read the report published by Inkwood Research on “Global Marine Biotechnology market“
Some of the key players in the Marine Biotechnology market are:
Marinova is an Australian biotech company that specializes in R&D and manufacture innovative marine plant extracts used in pharmaceutical applications, skincare and dietary supplements. Marinova specializes in the production of highly pure fucoidan compounds, which are complex sulphated polysaccharides obtained from brown seaweeds. Fucoidan compounds are natural, safe and effectual nutraceutical ingredients with a wide range of benefits. Along with their established anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, they are now also being identified for gut health, anti-aging and immune priming potential.
Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotech company that develops, markets, and sells krill-derived ingredients and products for dietary supplements and animal and farmed fish feed. The company provides krill oil products, including the antioxidant astaxanthin and Omega-3 phospholipids for the market under the Superba brand. Some popular products offered by Aker are Superba krill, an omega-3 product used as a dietary supplement for human nutrition; and Qrill, which is used as a feed for pet nutrition and aquaculture. Aker has its headquarters in Lysaker, Norway and is a subsidiary of Aker Seafoods Holding AS.
BiotechMarine engages in R&D, production and marketing of seaweed and plant bioactive natural substances. The company’s products are used as ingredients for the production of personal care products and the production of fertilizers for plant nutrition, physiology and health. BiotechMarine offers its products through distributors in North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The company is formerly known as Secma Biotechnologies Marines, was founded in 1988 and based in Pontrieux, France. As of January 2013, BiotechMarine operates as a subsidiary of Société d’Exploitation de Produits pour les Industries Chimiques.
GlycoMar, which is the European center for marine biotechnology and glycobiology, develops products and services for the human healthcare, personal care, and life science markets. The company produces and supplies marine-derived glycobiological compounds to the biopharmaceutical industry and developing cosmeceutical and nutraceutical ingredients. The company is known for having a strong R&D wing which tries to find new drugs from marine organisms. The company was founded in the year 2005.
Nofima AS provides applied research services to the fisheries, aquaculture, and food industries. The company carries out research and develops solutions that provide a competitive edge throughout the value chain. Nofima markets its services to the fisheries, aquaculture, and food industries throughout Europe.
Author: Pratik Patra
Pratik is a Writer, Artist, and Technocrat from India. He is an engineer from IIT Bombay and is currently pursuing his MBA from XIMB.