A system for Red Seaweed culture

Summary of the technology

A closed system of resuspension of red seaweed spores that improves the production yields and facilitates the industrial culture of red seaweed.

Universidad Andres Bello

Details of the Technology Offer

The technology is an innovative device that allows the spore culture of red seaweed (macroalgae). This device consists of a recirculation system that allows spore resuspension, so it can take advantage of non-settled spores. It also has a structure with automated movement to hold, tilt, and rotate support frames with culture racks. The system does not need to be operated outside water.

The device is intended to improve the settlement, substrate inoculation, and culture of red seaweed through spores, in contrast to massive vegetative propagation usually used for commercial culture. This technology is addressed to companies that are culturing isomorphic lifecycle seaweed, such as Gigartinales, Gelidiales, and Gracilariales, facilitating spore culture, which is currently made practically in an artisanal manner. The device shows the development of techniques and processes aimed at productive escalation and production.

Current development status

Laboratory prototypes


Seaweed culture

Desired business relationship

Patent licensing

Joint ventures

Technology development

Intellectual property status

  • Patent already applied for
  • Patent application number :CL202101726
  • Patent already applied for
  • Patent application number :PE2021-2116

Related Keywords

  • Agriculture and Marine Resources
  • Crop Production
  • Resources of the Sea, Fisheries
  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Science
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology related to agriculture and marine resources

About Universidad Andres Bello

Scientific research is one of the fundamental pillars sustaining the solid prestige that the Universidad Andres Bello has established over its 26 years of history. In fact, UNAB was the first non-traditional Chilean university to be accredited in research.

Each one of UNAB’s research centers has hosted investigators who have led important scientific and technological advancements. UNAB promotes research in a wide range of areas, from galaxies, biotechnology, nanoparticles, farming/agriculture, sustainable development, medicine, and new pathologies to social conflicts and education.

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