Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


MicroSynbiotiX startup team. (Photo: MicroSynbiotiX)

Cork’s startup develops seafood immunisation through feed

Click on the flag for more information about Republic of Ireland REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 01:50 (GMT + 9)

Cork startup MicroSynbiotiX has developed a delivery platform for the oral immunisation of fish and shrimp stocks so as to help the aquaculture industry achieve a major breakthrough in the war against fish disease.

Using transgenic microalgae to deliver vaccines in fish feed, the platform has been designed to enable fish farms to reduce the use of antibiotics, Irish Examiner reported.

The startup CEO and co-founder Simon Porphy stated that overuse of antibiotics has been identified as a major threat to global health and points out that resistance to antibiotics has now been linked to 700,000 deaths a year.

Set up in 2016, MicroSynbiotiX is a synthetic biology company with patent pending technology which has been designed to provide an alternative to existing vaccination technology which involves the use of handheld injections of individual fish.

“This is labour intensive and expensive. The unique competitive advantage of MicroSynbiotiX’s technology is that the vaccines can be delivered through feed. As a result, this reduces the cost and improves compliance,” Porphy explains.

Currently working on a delivery platform for aquaculture, the company has future plans to develop the technology for use with livestock including pigs and poultry. But for now the focus is on aquaculture.

“This is the fastest growing food sector, worth over USD 200 billion and growing annually at 6.85 per cent. There is a demand for novel cost-effective oral delivery technology to replace handheld injections,” stressed Porphy.

MicroSynbiotiX, which has to date raised over EUR 1 million in funding, is currently carrying out trials of its delivery system and expects to be ready to begin licensing its technology to aquaculture companies by early 2019.


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
South Africa
Apr 26, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Sea Harvest getting closer to buy Viking Fishing assets
European Union
Apr 26, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Spanish tuna fleet proposes the EC to implement its standard for fish imports
Belgium
Apr 26, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
New organisation to address gaps in aquaculture and fisheries certification
Spain
Apr 26, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
MARE to monitor bivalve mollusk production areas in Cantabria
Thailand
Apr 26, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
Thai Union increases stake in aquaculture feed subsidiary
Belgium
Apr 26, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - SFP announces new octopus FIP in Mauritania
China
Apr 26, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
JD.com commits to supplying BAP certified aquaculture products
Spain
Apr 25, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
Galicia would lose EUR 533 million if its fleet stops operating in Gran Sol
Chile
Apr 25, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
BioMar starts its R&D second year in ATC Patagonia
Spain
Apr 25, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
European project to contribute to European eel and habitat recovery
United Kingdom
Apr 25, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Hard Brexit would mean more and cheaper British fish – but there's a catch
United Kingdom
Apr 25, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Post-Brexit hygiene checks will leave British fishermen all at sea
United States
Apr 25, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Baby eel fishermen on track to catch quota after short years
United States
Apr 25, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Study traces IHNV virus in salmon
Canada
Apr 25, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Four P.E.I. projects receive Atlantic salmon funding worth over CAD 99,000



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
UK fishing firm to appeal against South Atlantic fishing licence decision
United States The High Court determines that a British firm will be able to appeal a controversial decision of the UK Government to hand lucrative fishing licences in the South Atlantic to foreign firms.
New attempt to unlock shrimp entry to Brazil
Argentina An Argentine delegation visited Brazil with the purpose of progressing in the negotiations for the Argentine shrimp to be commercialized again in the Brazilian market.
Over 100 kilos of eels destined to Hong Kong intercepted
Spain The Civil Guard conducted another seizure of eels that were to be illegally marketed. This time there were 113 kilos of elvers intercepted at Barajas Airport that were destined for Hong Kong.
Taiwanese fishermen argue EU imposes stricter rules due to protectionism
Taiwan Local fishermen have expressed complaints about the requirements imposed by the European Union on Taiwanese fisheries, which, in their view, are unreasonable.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER