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Application of Marine Biotechnology for the Development of Antifouling Coatings


The scientific and technological objectives of this research proposal are concerned Witil theinvestigation of the possible use of bio-active compounds from marine biological organisms for thedevelopment of effective and durable anti-fouling coatings of minimal toxicity and environmentalimpact. This type of coating does not exist todayResearch is required to identify bioactive natural compounds from marine sources: compile adatabase of ail known antifouling agents and their relative efficacies: develop a reliable and rapidevaluation method for potential antifouling compounds: optimise the incorporation of the activeingredients into the substrate coating: and analyse harvesting and production methods.The research fits Area C(l)4: Exploitation of marine biological resources other than fisheriesand aquaculture. i.e. verification of the application potential of bio-active substances formarineengineering. e.g. anti-fouling.

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X-GNAT Laboratories Ltd.
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Beta Centre, Unit II
FK9 4NF Stirling
United Kingdom

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