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Growth-promoting peptides in Calanus® Hydrolysate

Calanus AS, in collaboration with scientists from Nofima, aim to identify and characterize growth-promoting peptides in Calanus® Hydrolysate.

Results from feeding trials have shown that inclusion of Calanus® Hydrolysate enhances growth and survival in early life stages of aquatic animal species, which is in harmony with the ecological role of the copepod Calanus finmarchicus as a natural starter feed for marine fish and shrimp larvae. Calanus AS has now secured funding from MABIT (Marine Biotechnology in Tromsø), for a project total of 1.65 million NOK, to investigate the bioactive, growth-promoting compounds of the product in collaboration with scientists from the research institute Nofima.

The project is a collaboration between Calanus AS and Nofima, here represented by scientist Dr. Sileshi Wubshet. Photo: Jon-Are Berg-Jakobsen/Nofima.

The aim of the forthcoming project is to demonstrate that the observed improved growth rate can be attributed to specialized classes of peptides in Calanus® Hydrolysate. Growth-promoting bioactive peptides can be identified with the combined use of bioassay-guided fractionation and muscle cell culture studies, screening for bioactivity in both salmon and bovine cells. Furthermore, a detailed characterization of the identified bioactive peptides can be made by sequencing using mass spectrometry analysis. This is expected to result in well-characterized peptides which document the bioactive properties of Calanus® Hydrolysate.

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