Award of a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP)
Following Innovate UK's award of £189,878 over a 3 year period, Pulcea is delighted to offer a high calibre individual the opportunity of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP ) to further develop our close collaboration with Stirling University's Institute of Aquaculture. The objective of the KTP is to improve the efficacy of medicinal treatments in the Atlantic salmon farming industry through the selective use of physical processes. The KTP Associate will work under the academic supervision of Professor James Bron and Dr Armin Sturm - experts on the biology and treatment of sea lice. The successful applicant will gain further experience by working closely with industry veterinarians and international Regulators.
appointment of a development engineer
We are delighted to welcome Hannah Wells into the role of our first Development Engineer. Hannah brings valuable expertise in the field of medical devices and is looking forward to making a contribution to the technical development of the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry.
new institute of aquaculture and global food security
Congratulations to our landlords for their recent award of £22m of additional funding as part of the UK City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire. Of particular interest to ourselves was the news of a £17m investment for a new Institute of Aquaculture and Global Aquatic Food Security.
We are delighted with the advantages of having our Technical Office within the Stirling University Innovation Park (SUIP) as we are benefiting from the close proximity of like-minded companies who all enjoy the support of one of Scotland's leading Universities and the facilities of their wonderful Campus.
Aquaculture UK 2018
Aquaculture UK 2018 in Aviemore was blessed with lovely sunny days and an excellent number of attendees - we couldn’t ask for anything better to make our Exhibition debut. Our Stand design provided a convenient location for discussions with potential business partners whilst alerting decision makers to the presence of our new and innovative company as we move to the Scale Up phase of development.
Ian jamieson joins as technical director
After a number of months supplying Consultancy Services to Pulcea, Ian discovered he enjoyed the challenges of working within aquaculture so much that he has now made the move permanent. Ian has considerable operational expertise of marine physics in other industries and he is backing his technical and innovative prowess to add to the list of his Patents in a Start Up company of which he is part owner.
RIFE-SOS Saprolegnia Consortium
Naturally occurring oomycetes such as Saprolegnia parasitica are ubiquitous in Scottish freshwater environments. Pulcea are part of an industry wide consortium led by the University of Aberdeen's Professor Pieter van West which will investigate the hypothesis that several risk factors are playing a synergistic role in suppressing immunity in fish towards Saprolegnia, which leads to saprolegniosis.
7 Sept 2017
saic award to study ultrasound
The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has awarded £39,467 of Rapid Response funding to the Universities of Dundee and Stirling to support Pulcea's investigations into the use of Ultrasound as a potential means of delousing farmed salmon. You can read the SAIC press release here.