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Técnica de encapsulación para piensos alternativos en la industria de acuicultura

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOSG20190108003
Publicado:
07/02/2019
Caducidad:
08/02/2020
Resumen:
Un instituto de investigación singapurense ha desarrollado una tecnología de encapsulación que permite la liberación selectiva de nutrientes esenciales, como proteínas y lípidos, a los aparatos digestivos de larvas de peces marinos. La tecnología de encapsulación utiliza la técnica de ensamblaje capa por capa (LbL) para desarrollar microcápsulas de larvas. El instituto ha utilizado materiales biopoliméricos comestibles sensibles a estímulos como capa externa o revestimiento para encapsular nutrientes esenciales. Esta tecnología también reduce los costes operativos y ayuda a abordar aspectos relacionados con la escasez de piensos y conseguir una estabilidad en los precios de los piensos de larvicultura durante todo el año. El instituto de investigación busca pymes de cualquier tamaño y multinacionales con el fin de licenciar la tecnología.

Details

Tittle:
Encapsulation technique for alternative feeds in the aquaculture industry
Summary:
A Singapore academic and research institute has developed an encapsulation technology that enables targeted delivery of essential nutrients, such as proteins and lipids to the digestion systems of marine fish larvae.
It also lowers operational costs by helping to address issues relating to live feeds shortages as well as achieve price stability of larviculture feeds throughout the year.
The institute is seeking partners including all sizes of SMEs and MNEs through technology licensing.
Description:
The Singapore research institute has developed an encapsulation technology using the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly technique to develop larval microcapsules. The institute has used stimuli responsive edible biopolymer-based materials as outer layer shells or coats to encapsulate essential nutrients, such as lipids and amino acids.

The dual stimuli-responsive properties of the biopolymer help protect the essential nutrients and release them upon external triggers, such as change of pH and ionic strength in the larval fish gut.

The biopolymer used in the encapsulation technology exhibits high stability and strength to prevent the leaching of nutrients. The encapsulation technology helps in the formulation of small and uniform particle sizes (around 50-100 micrometers) that are easily detectable and consumable by fish larvae.

The microcapsules developed using the encapsulation technology act as an alternative aquaculture feed and find application in the marine or freshwater larviculture industry as a partial or full replacement for live larval feeds. They can be used for larviculture feed formulation.

The Singapore institute seeks licensing agreements for the developed encapsulation technology with MNEs or SMEs of all sizes where the partner could license and further develop the technology into new applications or products that can be introduced to its market segments.
Advantages and Innovations:
The resultant microcapsules developed with the encapsulation technology are easily digested in the digestive tract of fish larvae.

Another advantage is that it helps in the development of custom formulations of nutrients that can be tailored based on the growth of fish larvae. The technology also ensures optimal floating and suspension time to facilitate easy capture from the first-feeding larvae.

With larval rearing being one of the key steps in closing life cycle loops in the aquaculture industry, the technology will find high adoption potential as it ensures larval feeds with high nutritional value.

The technology can also help in overcoming the challenges associated with providing optimal nutrition to fish larvae and shortage of live feeds, such as rotifers and Artemia nauplii due to seasonal variations. It also brings down operational costs by helping to achieve price stability of larviculture feeds throughout the year.
Stage of Development:
Under development/lab tested
IPs:
Other
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Know-how developed by the institute.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The Singapore institute seeks to partner SMEs of all sizes and MNEs. The partner can be product developers or manufacturers of aquaculture feeds.

The type of partnerships sought would be in the form of licensing agreements where partner could license the technology and incorporate it for further development into its applications or products.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
R&D Institution
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
07003001 Acuacultura
07003002 Pescado / pescaderías / tecnologías pesqueras