The Minister for
Economic Development, Michael Aird, today congratulated one of
Tasmania’s leading biotechnology companies, Marinova Pty Ltd, on
winning the Technology and Innovation Award in the 2009 NAB Australian
Agribusiness Awards for Excellence.
and Emerging Industries Award, sponsored by the Rural Industries
Research and Development Corporation, and the Technology and Innovation
Award, sponsored by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
company using innovative methods to develop and market products for
which there is a large demand.
innovation and leadership in agribusiness, particularly during such
challenging financial times.
developing medical and nutritional applications from brown seaweed
harvested in Tasmania, Canada and Argentina.
sustainable production and staff development, Marinova’s exemplary work
ethic has now been rewarded.”
recognised in these awards, representing a coming of age for the
from brown seaweed as active ingredients in nutritional capsule and
tablet products, wellbeing beverages and topical cosmetics.
in sales by 2010, and we are the world’s only supplier of organic,
Halal and Kosher certified fucodian products.
into future opportunities for new and existing product lines,” Mr