AquaBounty has identified life science strategies that have the potential to improve the health and productivity of important aquaculture species, using a variety of biotechnologies for our current and pipeline products. These include:
• gene and protein identification and analysis
• regulation of gene expression
• receptor identification and blocking technologies, and
The company is developing products to address critical production constraints in the most popular farmed species, focusing initially on salmon, trout and shrimp.
The AquAdvantage® fish program is based upon a single, specific molecular modification in fish that results in more rapid growth in early development. This enables shorter production cycles and increased efficiency of production. In the case of AquAdvantage® Salmon, these benefits will permit the use of alternative production systems which have substantial environmental and fish health benefits which are not economical for conventional Atlantic salmon.
It is important to note that AquAdvantage® Salmon is a well defined and unique product. It has been thoroughly studied and its attributes clearly established. Its properties and benefits stem from the regulated expression of its specific gene construct, integrated in a specific and stable location in the Atlantic salmon genome.