SPAROS is a spin-off company of the Centre of Marine Sciences of Algarve (CCMAR) / University of Algarve, devoted to innovate in the development of new products and processes for fish feeding and nutrition
We offer the alliance of a strong scientific background in the area of fish nutrition with a flexible pilot-scale feed technology platform to the aquaculture sector
SPAROS is located in the South of Portugal (Algarve region) but aims to serve the whole European market
New facilities A SPAROS Lda has moved its facilites, its offices and pilot-plant being now at the Área Empresarial de Marim, Olhão, some 10 Km from Faro.
SPAROS Lda, Futuna Blue España, University of Algarve and CSIC, have recently started project WEANTUNA, co-funded by EUROSTARS, PO ALGARVE 21 and QREN (Portugal), which aims to develop a new range of weaning feeds and a weaning protocol for bluefin tuna.
SPAROS Lda is running project ZEBRAFEEDS, co-funded by PO ALGARVE 21 and QREN (Portugal), which aims to develop standard diets for zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model organism in biomedical research. This diet will improve the reproductive performance of broodstock fish and enhance the survival and growth of larvae and juveniles, while allowing to incorporate microencapsulated bioactive compounds of interest to the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors.
Successful SPAROS products
SPAROS Lda supplies feeds for R&D nutritional trials and fish broodstock. These tailor-made fish feeds have an increasing demand in several companies, research centres and Universities, across Europe.