Oslo, Norway—One of the global leaders in using krill-based products to produce other materials has launched an Open Innovation program in search of new partners to research and develop different krill innovations.

Aker BioMarine, of Oslo, Norway, is looking for researchers and product developers to work with its team of 17 scientists to work on projects that include laboratory work, pre-clinical studies, clinical trials and the preparation of scientific and regulatory strategies, according to the company’s Web site.

"While a large amount of this research has already been executed, we are reaching out to researchers who have interest and experience to further develop our products through the Open Innovation program,” said Nils Hoem, chief scientist of Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS. “As the only krill supplier offering this program, we are excited to further grow the industry by bringing unique products to market."

Accepted partners of Aker BioMarine will be offered supplies to conduct studies and for new product development, including krill-derived materials and placebos; scientific input on plans for pre-clinical and clinical trials; and access to Aker BioMarine’s existing patents.


Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, May 5, 2015