Methods for obtaining bioactive compounds from phytoplankton
Inventors: Kay Daniel Bidle, Assaf Vardi, Benjamin A. S. Van Mooy, Helen F. Fredricks, Liti Haramaty
Serial #: 12/940,927
Applications: Pharmaceutical. A novel biologically active sphingolipid cerebroside isolated from marine algae acts on algal biochemical systems with a striking parallel to mammalian anti-viral/anti-aids chemistry, suggesting promise as a human anti-viral.
Technology: The molecule has been chemically characterized. Activities include apoptosis & antiviral effects. Purification scale up underway in collaboration with major Biofuels company. Issued methods patent, composition claims pending.
Last updated: August 6, 2014