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Generic representation of XtremeBio

XtremeBio

Generic representation of XtremeBio

XtremeBio

Group leaders
Luísa Custódio
Keywords
blue biotechnology
blue economy
bioactive compounds
marine bioprospection
nutraceuticals
marine biomedicine

We are engaged in the smart and sustainable exploitation of marine resources, including micro- and macroalgae, seagrasses, marine invertebrates and also coastal plants (halophytes).

Our research is divided in 5 sub areas: XtremeFoods (for human nutrition); XtremePharma (for pharmaceutical uses), XtremeVet (for veterinary aplications); XtremeBeauty (for cosmetics) and XtremeCrops (Production of selected species).

Most relevant expected contributions of this research team includes the development and optimization of innovative commercial products incorporating active extracts from selected marine species, to be used in different commercial areas, and of sustainable cultivation technologies, such as in vitro techniques, greenhouse cultivation and IMTA systems, aiming the production of biomass and ingredients for commercial purposes.