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: A novel biologically active sphingolipid cerebroside isolated from marine algae has been identified which is capable of inducing the cellular death pathways in virally-infected cells or cancer cells.

Technology: A novel molecule has been chemically characterized demonstrating apoptotic and anti-viral effects which may be valuable for biomedical applications. Purification scale-up of this molecule is underway in collaboration with major biofuels company. The patent on the methods has issued with additional molecule composition claims pending.