Evolution of microalgal biotechnology: a survey of the European Patent Office database

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Journal of Applied Phycology pp 1-14

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Evolution of microalgal biotechnology: a survey of the European Patent Office database

Abstract

Microalgal biotechnology is an innovative sector in the field of biotechnology and has evolved exponentially in the last 100 years. With the aim of finding out the current situation of the sector and its development, patents on microalgal biotechnology were surveyed in Espacenet, the European Patent Office database. The objective of this study was to identify the main trends in microalgae-related patents in the most commercial genera: Chlorella, Spirulina, Dunaliella, Haematococcus and model organism Chlamydomonas.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10811-016-0805-8?platform=hootsuite#page-1

 

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