Crustacean Cell Cultures: Strengthening IP position and preparation of license track (CruCell)

15 April 2022 → 14 October 2023
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Aquaculture
    • Veterinary microbiology
Culture medium Shrimp License Cell culture IP position
Project description

Growing crustacean cells in vitro is up to now not possible. In the past two years, Prof. Nauwynck and his team have succeeded in developing a new medium (HaNaMoRa medium) that supports shrimp cell proliferation in vitro. Lab proof of concept has been obtained for the medium and for the in vitro culture of different types of shrimp cells. A patent application was filed in January 2022.

The aim of this project is to finetune the proof of concept. In parallel, we will strengthen our IP position and prepare a license track on the newly developed shrimp cell culturing technique, the medium and other supporting tools for continuous shrimp cell cultivation. The latter involves validating the product / market fit, and working out a high-level business case and a valuation of the technology.