Ocean Bio-Prospecting

The ocean is a valuable and biodiverse resource for new medicines, treatment for present and future diseases, and is a potential major contributor for the future of global public health. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss the various international, political and regulatory challenges of pharmaceutical exploration.


Peter Neill, host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of brief audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Contact us for more information.

Image: A marine counterpart to actinomycetes: a new genus, Salinosporamide A, a compound isolated from one of the strains that proved most potent against cancer cells.
Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography