Aquastem™

All life is interconnected.

Kemin Aquascience™ is working towards meeting the needs of the present without compromising opportunities for the future.

Aquaculture farms lose over $6 billion loss every year from disease outbreaks as per the Food and Agriculture Organization.

At Kemin, we focus on algal source β-glucan solutions, which is superior to yeast source β-glucans through clear and linear immunologic response, thereby enhancing aquatic species' immune status while promoting sustainable growth in the ecosystem.

Aquastem™ | An immunity booster for shrimp and fishes

Aquastem™ for feed mills

Aquastem™ is a unique combination of algal source β-1,3- glucan and fructooligosaccharides for improved immune status, balanced gut microbiota, and increased disease resistance of aquatic species. Together, they enhance non-specific immunity and disease resistance in shrimps. Aquastem™ is compatible with the supplemented feed enzyme (β-glucanase).

  • Algae β-1,3-glucan facilitates the formation of glucan–BGBP complex, which triggers an immune response to enhance the species' immune system. β-glucan is present in the cell walls of potentially pathogenic organisms (bacteria, yeast) and hence when exposed to β-glucan in the gut (orally) animals are known to develop an immune response.
  • Fructooligosaccharides selectively stimulate beneficial bacterial growth, reduce vibrio and other pathogenic loads, and enhance mineral absorption, which leads to better gut health and performance.

 

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Brochure: AquastemTM | An immunity booster for shrimp and fishes

Features

  • Algal source of linear β-1,3- glucan
  • Highly soluble fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a potent prebiotic from microbial fermentation
  • Highly bioavailable, ideal particle size, and thermostable for aquafeed application

Benefits

  • Enhances immunity
  • Facilitates gut health by selectively stimulating beneficial microbiota growth and inhibiting pathogens
  • Increases survival rate
  • Improves performance and feed efficiency

Studies demonstrate the positive effect of Aquastem™ on the gut microbiome

  • Observed a lower total number of opportunistic pathogens in Aquastem™ supplemented group compared to control.
  • Observed a higher total number of lactic acid bacteria in Aquastem™ supplemented group compared to control.

Instructions for Use

  • For aqua feed: 0.75-1 kg/ton of feed (continuous feeding)
  • Add the product to the mixer to ensure the uniform distribution 

Aquastem™ V for farms

Aquastem™ V is a unique combination of algal source β-1,3- glucan and Vitamin C for improved immune status and increased disease resistance of aquatic species.

  • Algae β-1,3-glucan facilitates the formation of glucan–BGBP complex, which triggers an immune response to enhance the species' immunity levels. β-glucan is present in the cell walls of potentially pathogenic organisms (bacteria, yeast). When exposed to β-glucan either in the gut (orally), by skin contact, or in the bloodstream (injection), animals are known to develop an immune response.
  • Vitamin C plays a vital role in the oxidative immune system. It functions as an antioxidant and synergize with non-specific immunity. Vitamin C also functions as a stress suppressor by reducing secretion of corticosteroid hormone. Furthermore, it is involved in collagen synthesis which makes skin and scales of aquatic animals stronger and speeds wound healing. These synergistic effects improve animal health and increase tolerance to stress factors.

Made from algae, Aquastem™ V utilizes natural ingredients to promote sustainability in the ecosystem.

Features

  • Aquastem™ V is an enhanced source of algae-based immunostimulants for aquaculture.
  • It contains β-1,3-glucan, which activates the immune system of aquatic species to develop high levels of immunity and disease resistance
  • It is also highly bioavailable, working its way into the shrimps and effectively improving their overall health and disease resistance
  • Aquastem™ V is rich in coated Vitamin C, which is useful as a supplement for shrimps and fishes to fight against disease outbreaks

Benefits

  • The algal β-glucan and minerals present in Aquastem™ V play a critical role in enhancing immunity, keeping the aquatic animal healthy and reducing risk of disease outbreak
  • Enhances survival rate of fish and shrimp
  • Improves growth and feed conversion which leads to enhanced overall pond productivity

Instructions for Use

  1. Recommended dosage: 5-10 g/kg of feed 
    (For shrimp, recommended for pulse feeding – once in three days with two meals)
  2. Spray or mix with feed then coated with suitable feed binder

 

Through innovation, Kemin Aquascience™ is moving the aquaculture value chain from linear to circular. We design our products with proprietary formulations that promote holistic wellness and growth of fishes and shrimps and help aquaculture farms achieve a more significant ROI through improved yield and healthier species. Aquastem™ contains β-glucan derived from dried algae, making it one of the most safe and reliable immunostimulant products. What's more, we focus on developing core molecule that reiterate our commitment to sustainability. Feed millers use Aquastem™ to improve the overall feed quality,

For more information, consult your local Kemin AquaScience™ technical expert or submit your query below, and one of our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.