Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Stellar Biotechnologies Exceeds Aquaculture Capacity Goals

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Facility expansion and cultivation innovations ensure supply leadership.

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. has announced that the Company exceeded its 2012 plan to increase key stages of its aquaculture capacity to prepare for future demand for Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH).

For the year ending 2012, Stellar exceeded its aquaculture hatchery goal by nearly 30%, the combined result of expanded facilities and new methods related to the cultivation of the Giant Keyhole Limpet (Megathura crenulata).

The Giant Keyhole Limpet is a scarce sea mollusk and the sole source for KLH, a vitally important, immune-stimulating protein.

Following expansion of Stellar’s physical plant in 2011, the Company developed new and proprietary methods for cultivating limpets that ensures unprecedented survival rates of this important natural resource.

Stellar’s hatchery innovations and controlled conditions have optimized the Company’s production; increasing yields and setting the stage for long-term KLH capacity while reducing environmental impact.

The net result, given sufficient funding, is to accelerate Stellar’s projected KLH production capacity to as much as 5 kilograms per year within the next four years, to 20 kilograms per year a few years later.

“This positions Stellar as the only company that will be capable of supplying GMP grade KLH that can meet the anticipated long-term demand within the pharmaceutical industry,” said Frank Oakes, President and CEO. “This is a testament to our customer focus and operational excellence.”

“Exceeding aquaculture capacity ahead of schedule means we will be prepared to ensure scalable supplies of the highest quality KLH for our pharmaceutical partners,” said Brandon Lincicum, Stellar Executive Director of Aquaculture.

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,700+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Stellar Appoints Tessie Che, Ph.D. to Board of Directors
Dr. Che is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Amaran Biotechnology.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Stellar Biotechnologies Presents at Annual 2013 NSF Conference
Poster titled “Megathura crenulata Post Larval Culture - Bottleneck for a Valuable Medical Resources” was presented by Brandon Lincicum.
Friday, July 05, 2013
Stellar’s Exclusive License Agreement on Bayer Innovations/Stellar KLH Technology
The license includes a carve-out by BIG for use of the technology in its non-Hodgkin lymphoma vaccine which is currently under development.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Stellar Biotechnologies Announces Achievement of Milestone in Cooperation with Bayer Innovation
The Company announces collaboration with Bayer Innovation GmbH for the development of a personalized Non-Hodgkin's-Lymphoma vaccine.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Stellar Biotechnologies Welcomes Malcolm Gefter, Ph.D. to Corporate and Scientific Advisory Boards
The addition of Malcolm Gefter brings great senior-level directive talent and experience to Company’s corporate board.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Scientific News
Biomarker Predicting Transplant Complications May be Key to Treating Them
A protein that can be used to predict if a stem cell transplant patient will suffer severe complications may also be the key to preventing those complications, an international research team based at the Indiana University School of Medicine reported Wednesday.
New Protein Cleanup Factors Found to Control Bacterial Growth
UMass Amherst researchers characterize previously mysterious proteolysis factors.
Proteins with ALS, Cancer Role Do Not Assume a Regular Shape
Our cells contain proteins, essential to functions like protein creation and DNA repair but also involved in forms of ALS and cancer, that never take a characteristic shape, a new study shows.
Key to Natural Detoxifier’s Reactivity Discovered
Results have implications for health, drug design and chemical synthesis.
New Protein Found in Immune Cells
Immunobiologists from the University of Freiburg discover Kidins220/ARMS in B cells and demonstrate its functions.
Cell's Waste Disposal System Regulates Body Clock Proteins
New way to identify interacting proteins could identify potential drug targets.
How a Molecular Motor Untangles Protein
Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion diseases, all involve “tangled” proteins.
Compound Doubles Up On Cancer Detection
Researchers have found that tagging a pair of markers found almost exclusively on a common brain cancer yields a cancer signal that is both more obvious and more specific to cancer.
How Cell Growth Triggers Cell Division
Researchers in Jan Skotheim's lab have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that controls how large cells grow, an insight that could one day provide insight into attacking diseases such as cancer.
Probing the Forces Involved in Creating The Mitotic Spindle
Scientists at The Rockefeller University reveal new insights into the mechanical forces that govern elements of the mitotic spindle formation.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,700+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos