A very interesting collaborative project between Dermos and Matís has just begun, where the intention is, among other things, to study the effects of fats from halibut, for example on skin diseases.
When Guðbjörn Björnsson, co-owner of Dermos, was a district doctor in the East Fjords, several years ago, he heard people talking about fishmongers, who recovered greatly from psoriasis and eczema when they worked barefoot with halibut. He then decided, in consultation with a dermatologist, to make a fertilizer from the fat of halibut. The fertilizer was tested on patients with these skin diseases and a good recovery was achieved, but due to a lot of fish and the smell of fish oil, they stopped the tests. Fatty acid treatment has been widely used since this experiment was performed.
The aim of the project is to make fertilizer from fatty halibut, limit the smell that was previously too strong and create a natural fertilizer that can treat the disease more effectively than other substances on the market.
The project is funded by the Technology Development Fund and project management at Dermos.
The drawing of the halibut is by Jón Baldur Hlíðberg, fauna.is