ALESUND, Norway—Olympic Seafood AS signed an agreement regarding research collaboration on krill oil supplements with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and the University of Oslo.
Olympic Seafood AS has a license to harvest krill in the Antarctic Ocean and produce krill oil. Potential health effects from krill oil supplements are part of what the researchers will try to establish from this collaboration. A novel “omics" technology will be utilized to identify new biomarkers that may better the understanding of how non- communicable diseases can be prevented by consuming nutrients of marine origins.
“The project is part of the research groups’ ‘Dietary Intervention Studies and Health Effects in Humans’ at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and ‘Clinical nutrition, atherosclerosis and inflammation,’" said professor Kirsten Holven at UiO and associate professor Stine Ulven at HiOA.
“A Ph.D. candidate will be engaged through the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and his/her degree will be based on the research project," they explained. “An intervention study will be carried out where we look at underlying mechanisms of health effects from krill oil supplements and fish. The project shows how research partnerships between academic institutions and the industry can contribute to increased knowledge that is important to the society by documenting health effects of food supplements and fish."
“This partnership is important for Olympic Seafood AS and part of the company’s strategy to build further on the documentation of positive health effects of RIMFROST SUBLIME Antarctic krill oil," said research director Inge Bruheim at Olympic Seafood AS.
Last year, the Rimfrost Krill Collection by Olympic Seafood AS received recognition for its ecological stewardship at the Vitafoods Europe show.