June 18, 2019
INVE Aquaculture announces new technological innovations
INVE AQUACULTURE, Benchmark's Advanced Nutrition division, has been the market leader in Artemia cyst products ever since it was founded in the early 80's as a spin-off by researchers from the Artemia Reference Centre (ARC) at Gent University in Belgium. ARC was the first research institute that successfully developed standard hatching protocols for Artemia cysts and for their application as an adequate live feed in the early stages of crustacean and fish larviculture.
A vision on Artemia
A fundamental part of INVE Aquaculture's success in commercializing Artemia cysts has always been the company's vision not to market Artemia as a simple commodity, but to improve the cysts with patented technologies and to simplify their optimal use.
A reliable supply of consistently high-quality cysts being vital for any hatchery to achieve performant and robust juvenile production, INVE Aquaculture's Artemia innovations are always aimed at maximizing output, biosecurity and efficiency in fish and shrimp hatchery operations.
New technologies for the most innovative Artemia portfolio
As a culmination of long-standing efforts in revolutionizing the sourcing, characterization, enrichment and ease-of-use of Artemia cysts, INVE Aquaculture now announces two additions to its set of Artemia technologies.
Including the already very successful SEP-Art concept, no less than three state-of-the art enhancement technologies will now be available for INVE Aquaculture's prime Artemia brand.
SEP-Art, the reference technology for easy separation
INVE Aquaculture's patented SEP-Art technology provides a coating on the cysts, adding a new and unique feature to the shell: complete separation of the nauplii from the shell by means of a set of passive magnets. The result is a suspension of pure, clean and active nauplii, without shell material of any kind and without the use of bleach or other harmful substances.
SMArt, a new technology that allows cysts to hatch in the dark
One of the main concerns in achieving a consistent Artemia output is the cysts' sensitivity to external factors such as light, temperature and storage.
SMArt (Sensitivity Modified Artemia) is a new technology that allows the cysts to hatch in the dark, avoiding decreased hatching performance due to lower light exposure.
D-FENSE, a new built-in protection for the best hatchery biosecurity
D-FENSE is an additional process to the Artemia cysts, forming a specific coating that suppresses the growth of bacteria such as Vibrio sp during the hatching.
This important bacterial reduction results in better larval survival, and reduced contamination risks.
About INVE AQUACULTURE
INVE Aquaculture has been enabling growth in aquaculture for 35 years. The healthy growth of fish and shrimp, the growth of our clients' local businesses and the growth of global aquaculture. Since December 2015 INVE Aquaculture has become part of Benchmark Holdings, the reputed leader in applied biotechnology for food production with focus on aquaculture. Together the group offers the most complete nutrition, genetics, health and environment solutions portfolio in the market.
INVE Aquaculture offers a wide and specialized range of top quality Artemia cysts from sustainably harvested sources. INVE Aquaculture's Artemia brands include Great Salt Lake cysts. At Great Salt Lake, the Artemia cysts are carefully harvested and processed as a natural product. The environmental care, respect of stringent laws and focus on sustainable harvesting and management, makes Great Salt Lake Artemia cysts unique and unbeatable as the best and most convenient live feed available in the rearing of top quality shrimp and fish in hatcheries worldwide.