BREAKING NEWS:

Our “Guide to Biofoulers” describes fouling conditions in different parts of the world. We invite scientists to participate by providing the fouling conditions in their own research areas. To read more, please click here.

Poseidon Sciences announces the collaboration with Selenium, Ltd (Texas) to develop environmentally friendly biocidal treatment of anaerobic bacteria that cause biofouling in hydraulic fracturing operations. Read more here.

Tara Oceans and Poseidon Sciences collaborates on research on marine biofouling research and on invasive organisms carried in ship hulls. Learn more here.

Poseidon’s Nereus project is continuing with the development of the next generation of nontoxic dispersants. Nereid 820 is a further improvement in the design of environmentally friendly materials. See the video demonstration here.

IN THE NEWS:

Poseidon Sciences continuing its R&D work under the new program called the Nereus Project to develop new methods to mitigate damage from oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico using a novel, environmentally friendly material, called Nereid 640. This new method enables the oil complex to disperse and remain suspended with wave action to allow marine bacteria to efficiently degrade the oil. See a laboratory demonstration here.

For additional technical information, please see the 3-page product description here.

A new publication on Poseidon’s biological control method for malarial vectors was recently published in the journal Parasite & Vectors. This new method employs hibernating embryos of the annual fish to be transported without water and introduced in temporary pools. Upon hatching, the fish would decimate all the mosquito larvae in the seasonal pools. Read more here.

Simulation of marine coating performance under natural tropical seawater conditions. Proceedings of the European Coatings. Berlin, Germany. February 9-10, 2010. To read the article, please click here.

Poseidon Sciences participates in the 5th International Congress of Vector Ecology held on 11-16 October 2009 in Belek, Antalya, Turkey. To read the abstract of this presentation, please click here

Poseidon Sciences and SHMRC begins marine paint testing on small wooden boats in South India. To read more, please click here.

Poseidon and Tanzanian government collaborate on development of biocontrol method of malarial mosquitoes using annual fish. To read more, please click here.

Poseidon launches subsea test facility at 30-45 meter depths to evaluate biofouling in deep waters. To read more, click here.

Poseidon reports effective use of MR-08 against sand flies, the vector of leishmaniasis. To read more, click here.

Poseidon and SHMRC expands research program to look for natural products from marine environment as part of a collaborative effort with academe and industry. To read more, click here.

Photo credits: H. Bergmann

Poseidon Sciences pursues the development of alternative technologies that are in harmony with the environment, such as innovations in development of nontoxic alternatives to biocidal compounds for industrial and marine applications, artificial culture of marine and freshwater organisms of economic importance and the discovery of natural compounds with applications for the improvement of human health.

Poseidon has a broad portfolio of technologies which include novel insect repellents, new designs of equipment for dynamic marine paint testing, and promising natural compounds for the treatment of diabetes, arthritis, pain, inflammatory and skin diseases. Our laboratory and field testing services provide support for the paints and repellents industries, as well as biomedical institutions engaged in angiogeneis, anti-inflammatory and toxicology research.

[See Poseidon's Science blog for an interesting view of science from Poseidon's perspective, click here. ]

Nonprofit research programs are undertaken through Poseidon Science Foundation and with partner organizations. These include malaria control and livelihood development for coastal fishing communities.

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