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The bioprocess–technological potential of the sea

Elsevier Science B.V.
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  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Invertebrates --Cultures And Culture Media
  • Marine Resources
  • Marine Pharmacology
  • Mariculture --Management
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology


The identification and application of novel, marine-derived pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, enzymes, and pigments have already been realized. The current and potential market value of these marine bioproducts is substantial. Continued discovery and development of marine resources will depend on a number of factors: identification of new bioproducts, sustainable use of the product, optimization of production, and efficient product recovery. Successfully addressing these challenges will require the integration and collaboration of mutidisciplinary teams of oceanographers, biologists, chemists, and engineers.

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