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Poseidon Sciences and SHMRC India celebrate 20 years of operation (December 2003 – December 2023) of the Poseidon Dynamic Test System (PDTS) in the open sea.

The Poseidon Dynamic Test System (PDTS) is a versatile platform that allows exposure of flat panels on a rotating frame in the middle of the sea. Supplied with electric power through an underwater cable from the shore  laboratory, the motors rotate the panels horizontally at various speeds  ranging from 15 to 25 knots. The erosion rate as result of the fluid shear forces can be determined at each specific speed. Read more HERE. To learn more about PDTS, please click this link >>>

Poseidon Sciences Group develops oil spill remediation technology. 

Poseidon Sciences Group, in collaboration with Sulu Garden Foundation, Inc. (SGF Philippines) and Applied Minerals, Inc. (USA) validated the effectiveness of the novel non-toxic technology for cleaning up oil spill called Nereid 990. The sinking of the tanker, MT Princess Empress, that carried 1 million liters of industrial oil in the waters of Mindoro Island (Philippines) is the most recent ecological disaster in the world. But, it presented an opportunity to fine tune the clay-based oil spill response technology that had been under development since the Deep Water Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico two decades earlier. Read more HERE.

Poseidon Sciences Group announces success in development of a long-term nontoxic repellent against termites, with protection period of up to 5 years. 

The new Poseidon technology, called Termes Repel, is unique compared to extremely toxic chemicals being used in the termite control industry today. Termes Repel uses a novel proprietary technology that uses an environmentally friendly chemical that termites find unpleasant.  As highly social insects, worker termites would communicate the unpleasant environment to the rest of the population and the population would avoid invading areas with Termes Repel.  Thus, this technology does not kill termites but, at the same time, prevent them from coming into homes and buildings. Read more HERE

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Poseidon Sciences announces the collaboration with Selenium, Ltd (Texas) to develop environmentally friendly biocidal treatment of anaerobic bacteria that cause biofouling in hydraulic fracturing operations. Read more HERE.

Tara Foundation for Marine Research and Poseidon Sciences entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to conduct research on board Tara Oceans, a ship traversing the world’s ocean on a scientific expedition. Learn more, click HERE.

Poseidon’s Nereus project is continuing with the development of the next generation of nontoxic dispersants. Nereid 820 is a further improvement in the design of environmentally friendly materials. See the video demonstration HERE.

Poseidon Sciences describes the Marine Toxicology Sentinel Screening program to validate eco-friendly status of marine coatings. To read more, please click HERE.

A new publication on Poseidon’s biological control method for malarial vectors was recently published in the journal Parasite & Vectors. This new method employs hibernating embryos of the annual fish to be transported without water and introduced in temporary pools. Upon hatching, the fish would decimate all the mosquito larvae in the seasonal pools. To read more, please click HERE.

Poseidon Sciences continuing its R&D work under the new program called the Nereus Project to develop new methods to mitigate damage from oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico using a novel, environmentally friendly material, called Nereid 640. This new method enables the oil complex to disperse and remain suspended with wave action to allow marine bacteria to efficiently degrade the oil. See a laboratory demonstration HERE.
For additional technical information, please see the 3-page product description HERE.

Poseidon Sciences announces expansion of its eco-toxicology testing to support R&D effort of marine companies to develop eco-friendly products. Please click here to read the news.

Simulation of marine coating performance under natural tropical seawater conditions. Proceedings of the European Coatings Conference. Berlin, Germany. February 9-10, 2010. To read the article, please click HERE.

Poseidon Sciences participates in the 5th International Congress of Vector Ecology held on 11-16 October 2009 in Belek, Antalya, Turkey. The topic of the oral presentation authored by Jonathan R. Matias and Araceli A. Lorella was MR-08 (menthol propyleneglycol carbonate) as a nontoxic GRAS alternative to pyrethroids in indoor, area wide and personal protection against insects. To read the abstract of this presentation, please click HERE.

An article entitled “Barnacles, Darwin and Marine Paint Research” was published in Paint & Coatings Industry magazine. The article was written in celebration of Charles Darwin’s 150th anniversary of writing the Origins of Species and Poseidon’s odyssey in marine paint sciences.

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Poseidon presented a paper entitled “Enhancing productivity of marine coatings R&D through dynamic simulation of erosion of coated panels in a tropical ocean environment” at the NPCA/FSCT International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, May 18-20, 2009. Virginia Beach, VA.

Poseidon Sciences and SHMRC begins marine paint testing on small wooden boats in South India.

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Poseidon and Tanzanian government collaborate on development of biocontrol method of malarial mosquitoes using annual fish.

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Poseidon launches subsea test facility at 30-45 meter depths to evaluate the biofouling in deeper waters.

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Poseidon presented a paper entitled The insect repellent activity of menthol propyleneglycol carbonate, a GRAS synthetic derivative of naturally occurring menthol at the symposium Current Research and Developments of New Insect Repellents during the 56th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Reno, Nevada.

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A lecture was presented by Dr. Matias entitled Development of Antifouling Coatings and Biocides: the Odyssey from R&D to commercialization at the Marine Fouling Prevention: Industry Science and Technology workshop held at Biopolis, Singapore.

Also a poster was presented at same workshop by Dr. Sister Avelin Mary and Dr. Matias entitled Simulation of shear stress on marine coatings using a novel dynamic test system in an open ocean tropical environment.

Read more about this poster presentation.

Scientists from Poseidon Sciences and Marical (Portland, Maine) co-authored a poster presentation at the Benthic Society Meeting entitled Barnacles have calcium sensing receptors that are likely involved in settlement behavior.

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Poseidon makes a presentation at the 2nd International TRI/Princeton Conference on Applied Hair Science (Princeton,New Jersey) on new applications of its nontoxic repellent as treatment of head lice in scalp hair.

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Poseidon will present work on the use of MR-08 in shampoo as a method of treatment of head lice infestation at the forthcoming TRI/Princeton meeting entitled Second International Conference on Applied Hair Science to be held on September 18-19, 2006. Read More…
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Poseidon scientists completed the evaluation of MR-08 as a potential adjunct treatment for head lice infestation of hair in children.

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Poseidon reports its first series of studies on prevention of sand fly biting in human volunteers. The study shows that MR-08 is dramatically more effective than DEET as a repellent against sand flies. These finding have important implications in the prevention of leishmaniasis that affect 2 million people each year.

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Poseidon and SHMRC expands research program to look for natural products from marine environment as part of a collaborative effort with academe and industry.

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