University of Maine Graduates Develop Skin Cream from Lobster Fluid
Two graduates of the University of Maine (UMaine), an NEC member, have developed a skin cream derived from lobster hemolymph, which functions within the lobster similarly to blood. The product can sooth ailments such as psoriasis and eczema.
The product is the latest addition to items that can be traced back to efforts by the University of Maine (UMaine) to find commercial applications for byproducts of the commercial lobster industry. UMaine has worked for years to find additional uses for shells and other byproducts. Marin Skincare was founded by CEO Patrick Breeding and co-founder Amber Boutiette, who learned about the potential for lobster by-products while earning their master’s degrees at UMaine.
Breeding and Boutiette are currently working with Luke’s Lobster in Saco, ME, to collect hemolymph. The product has been available to consumers for over a month.
The New England Council applauds UMaine for providing an innovative course of study encourage such scientific discoveries. Read more from the Bangor Daily News.