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From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products

Chemicals in marine organisms show promise for new medicines. Inventor Amy Wright is discovering why. Those were the glory days. Amy Wright would plop down into the seat inside a giant acrylic dome to be submerged 3,000 feet underwater, with a front-row seat on the wonders far below the waters off the Florida coast. It was Wright’s first job as

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Marine Life Fights Cancer

A sponge bearing the compound leiodermatolide was collected off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 401 m via manned submersible several years ago, and the compound is now being studied for its cancer-fighting properties. Dr. Esther A. Guzmán, an associate research professor of marine biomedical and biotechnology research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU, is part of the

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Unique Medical Technology Launches for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Unique Group, an integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost €2 million in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets. The new division, Unique Medical Technology, will be headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and serve the healthcare market across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The

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