BLUES: Valuable substances derived from invertebrate cell lines

Project title: BLUES

Partners: Wageningen University, Møreforsking AS, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, University of Minho, University of Genoa, Geonardo Ltd, Cellex SRL, University of New South Wales

Research Fund: EU Horizon Europe - Cluster 6

Initial year: 2024

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Ólafur H. Friðjónsson

Research Group Leader

Marine invertebrates produce many valuable medicinal substances. Sebaceous glands produce, for example, frondoside A, which has many functions, against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

The aim is to develop invertebrate cell lines for the production of bioactive substances. Matís will work with sea edema for that purpose. Production in cell cultures is supposed to replace hunting and processing of the organisms in question, which in many cases have been overexploited and cannot withstand heavy fishing pressure.