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2022  |  Vol: 8(1)  |  Issue: 1(January-February)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2022.8.1.2
Utilization and development of products from marine collagen in Asia Pacific region - Current status

Jayathilake J. M. N. J., Wimalagunarathna N. D., Gunathilake K.V. K.*

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

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Gunathilake K.V. K.

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

 

Abstract 

Marine collagen has gained a prodigious attention as a bio resource with reference for its use in various disciplines including medicine, food cosmetics and many other industrial applications. The advancements in biotechnology in European countries has created an open market for marine collagen and its products. However, despite the availability and abundance of marine genetic resources in the Asia Pacific region, these resources remain largely underutilized. Further, there is an excess number of by-products generated from the fish processing industry which have created ample opportunities to develop collagen-based value-added products. The present review aims at identification of possible resources for marine collagen, extraction, and physiochemical characterization, while addressing the possibilities related to their uses in different industrial and research applications. Special attention will be given to identify the future perspectives with respect to marine collagen industry in Asia- Pacific region. 

Keywords: Food industry, Asia pacific region, marine collagen

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