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Bio-engineered micro Encapsulation of Active agents Delivered to Shellfish

Objective

The project aims to continue with some exciting work following up a development in delivering active agents to bivalve molluscs through micro-encapsulation. The early work showed that bacteria with a potential in vitro to break down some algal toxins could be effectively delivered to the gut of the bivalve. The size and nature of the micro-capsule (bead) was shown to be key. The SMEs and Other industry partners in the consortium have assempled a group of leading researchers in the field to develop this work , further, and to look into not only active detoxification but more effective depuration using pro-biotics. The group alsp plan to investigate the use of the 'beads' as carriers of active agents to aid an immunostimulant response against attack by the Bonamia parasite on European (flat) Oysters.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ORKNEY FISHERIES ASSOCIATION
Address
Ferry Terminal Building 4
KW15 1HU Kirkwall
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 58 490
Administrative Contact
Fiona Matheson (Ms.)

Participants (11)

Coastal Zone Services Limited
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 217 704
Address
Knockbreaga
Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mary Sugrue (Ms.)
GLYCOMAR LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 195 890,45
Address
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboaratory European Centre For Marine Biotechnology Dunbeg Argyll
PA37 1QA Oban
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Bavington (Dr.)
Applied Enzyme Technology Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 103,20
Address
Monmouth House, Mamhilad Park
NP4 OHZ Pontypool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Pearce (Ms.)
Mariscos Ria de Vigo S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 322,80
Address
Barrio De Calvar 14 Planta 1
36957 Moana Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Begoña Vazquez Lopez (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION OF SCOTTISH SHELLFISH GROWERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 53 280
Address
Achnacloich Connel
PA37 1PR Argyll
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Walter Speirs (Mr.)
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS-CENTRO TECNICO NACIONAL DE CONSERVACION DE PRODUCTOS DE LA PESCA
Spain
Address
Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Vieites Baptista De Sousa (Dr.)
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 565
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iain Jeynes (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timothy John Wontner-Smith (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro (Mr.)
NORTH BAY SHELLFISH Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 033,20
Address
Horries, Deerness
KW17 2QL Orkney, Scotland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Gowland (Mr.)