Local company Refined Protein Resources has been given a 12 month permit by the Environment Department to extract high-grade bio-active elements from the pests for use in pharmaceutical products.
The Director Ambrose Coad says the minerals are in high demand.
"There are a lot of supplements out there, tablets, powders and so forth that have calcium, magnesium and these other trace elements in them," he said.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Asterias amurensis-ADDENDUM What do you do with all those dead starfish?
From Wed. July 29-The Australian Broadcasting Company...here.
Marine Pest transformed into Health Product
Ha! Good Luck!!