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.
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Funding SchemeBSG-SME - Research for SMEs
PA37 1QA Oban
36957 Moana Pontevedra