MicroSynbiotix uses synthetic biology to help fish farming

[USA] Fish is an essential component of diets across the world and can provide essential nutrients for healthy diet. As the need for stable food supply emerges with the rise of global population, aquaculture is becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

Currently, however, substantial number of fish stocks are lost due to infections. Microsynbiotix aims to solve this issue by engineering algae to produce vaccines and therapeutics against bacterial infection of the fish.

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The founders advise aspiring entrepreneurs that creating startups can involve a lot of uncertainty, so one must be effective at managing his or her fears, and good at taking initiative and preparing yourself to be a leader. With such determination, Microsynbiotix brings together the passion and technology to revolutionize the aquaculture industry.

By introducing a novel transgenic algal oral vaccine utilizing synthetic biology tools, their microalgae might be able to completely replace the traditional antibiotic-dependent disease management for sustainable and economical fish farming.

 

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