Sea4Us’s project “Aquaculture of marine organisms for the development of compounds with therapeutic activity” was approved by the Portuguese governmental authorities!
Sea4Us is developing products of marine origin of high interest for biomedicine, from specific marine species of the Portuguese coast. For the development and production of such medicinal products, there is a pressing need for significant quantities of these species, which are not compatible with a sustainable management of the resource in nature. One of the strategies for production of these therapeutic compounds in a sustainable manner is aquaculture of the marine species of interest. This project aims at cultivating such species in aquaculture while assuring that their bioactive characteristics are maintained.