sponsored by Fundación Chile an institution with more than 40 years’ experience in the aquaculture industry.
The most experienced bioassay services unit in Chile.
Aquadvise is an expert in the development of experimental designs, the formulation of protocols and studies with the highest quality standards. We have a reliable and quality track record dating back to 2006. We are the first in the country to work with the ISA virus to a major degree, and unique in achieving an average of 70% fixation rate in Caligus, known as “sea lice”
We contribute to the development and growth of the industry.
The Aquadvise brand is well-known in the region and the country as well as worldwide. We support the growth, competitiveness, development and sustainability of the entire aquaculture industry as regards its health, nutritional, environmental and productive areas in order to improve its global position.
Founded in 2006 by Fundación Chile (FCh) and an institution with 40 years’ experience in innovative solutions, AQUADVISE is the most experienced bioassay services unit in Chile. It has conducted more than 700 trials in fish nutrition and health, as well as regarding the diversification of aquaculture species.
We contribute to the development and growth of the aquaculture industry in Chile and provide highly specialized advice to the international aquaculture industry in nutritional, productive, genetic and health fields. We are an important player in a fundamentally important industry for the present and future of the world’s food supply.
Aquadvise’s team of professionals is expert in the development of experimental designs, formulation of protocols and studies of the highest quality, adjusted to international standards, such as VICH, “Good Laboratory Practices” (BPL), and Good Clinical Research Practices “(GCP).
Aquadvise has a rapidly growing portfolio of more than 40 national and more than 15 international clients, offering timely, reliable, independent, confidential and cutting-edge services, thus identifying and satisfying all the needs of the companies and institutions requiring them.
These services are aimed at salmonid species and marine species during any phase of their productive life cycle. The studies can be developed in marine, estuarine and freshwater environments.
Bioassays of studies with pathogens
These services are mainly oriented to salmonid species, during any phase of their productive life cycle. The studies can be developed in marine, estuarine and freshwater environments.
Bioassays of Studies with parasites
These services are mainly oriented to salmonid species during the post-smolt and adult phase. The studies can be developed in marine and estuarine environments.
Studies for drug and vaccine registrations. Evaluation of the pharmacokinetics, safety and safeguarding of products administered orally, by immersion and injectable. Test saline in smolt of Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.
Sales of copepods and adults of Caligus rogercresseyi (males, females and ovigerous females) free of diseases and never exposed to any drug or chemical agent.
We have strict sanitary and biosafety regulations, especially for our work with parasites, regarding which we have sheds devoted exclusively to that purpose. We comply with all current regulations and our vertical integration model ensures an exhaustive quality control of our bioassays, since we handle all of the factors of production and sanitary control in accordance with Fraunhofer, a technological institute that also supervises and supports immunological issues. We also produce our own parasites.
Our past experience has led us to understand that our facilities must be totally flexible to respond to the different requirements of each client; be it a salmon company, a food plant, pharmaceutical or any other.
The Aquatic Site of Quillaipe currently has modern facilities that allow the development of a series of trials, evaluations and projects; both in freshwater and seawater.
We are totally independent from the industry, thus ensuring neutrality and impartiality with our work.
Our operating model guarantees absolute confidentiality, as we act as a strategic partner with our clients, who trust us with their valuable information when testing their products and improvements, with the absolute certainty that Aquadvise will never disclose it. We advise our clients when designing, creating and implementing experimental designs for their specific needs.
Research and Development (R + D)
The quality of our work has crossed borders, so we now have a strong alliance with the renowned German institute of Fraunhofer which, in 2012, started operating a biotechnology laboratory in our facilities. This positively impacts our work, since it transfers advanced knowledge, provides health checks on the fish, the production of high quality inocula and support in immunological matters. Aquadvise, in turn, performs all the bioassays that Fraunhofer requires for its research and development activities.