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Wool bioharvesting method on track towards commercialisation

AN injectable agent which allows for wool harvesting to occur without traditional shearing methods is at an exciting stage of its research journey, with the search now on to find a commercial partner to develop the product and make it available to industry. Differing from BioClip, the pharmaceutical agent allows wool to remain structurally intact, according to University of Adelaide post-doctoral researcher, Sarah Weaver.

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 Progress: University of Adelaide researcher Sarah Weaver says work is progressing quickly to get the injectable agent to market. Photo: University of Adelaide.

Progress: University of Adelaide researcher Sarah Weaver says work is progressing quickly to get the injectable agent to market. Photo: University of Adelaide.

Funded by Australian Wool Innovation with the work being carried out by researchers at the University of Adelaide, the pharmaceutical targets a key event involved in fibre hardening in the wool follicle,...

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