ChitoSci Solutions

Shrimp is a major seafood product in many Asian countries. 40-50% of the entire shrimp is processed for consumption. The remainder is waste and is discarded. This waste is either used as land fill (causing land pollution) or as an ingredient in the animal feed industry. When this waste is deproteinated and demineralised effectively, chitin, protein, calcium, and axthaxanthin, can be obtained. The deacetylated derivative of chitin is chitosan, which has numerous valuable applications. ChitoSci Solutions intends to exploit the opportunity in the chitin-chitosan market, turning this biowaste into valuable ecologically friendly biopolymers with a new fermentation technology.

Ramesh N Dass
Shrinivas Rao
Anita Vasu