This project aims to expand the utility of 'Inocubot 2', by developing new image processing algorithms for new species and uniquely individual End of Arm Tools (EoAT’s) so the Inocubot 2 can “grip” different species when administering vaccinations.
During this project, we have developed a semi-automatic fish vaccination system capable of delivering multiple vaccines to multiple farmed fish species This is a world first.
Roll out of this system to our customer base will commence July 2021. We anticipate successful roll out will lead to the creation of several new, high value, engineering jobs in the UK.
We will also set up an assembly function bringing further high-quality jobs to the UK.
As the machines will be able to vaccinate multiple species, we will be able to expand our global footprint and enter new geographies where different species are grown (for example, South America where tilapia is grown). This will increase our exporting capacity and will transform Aqualife into a truly global company.
An effective vaccine delivery system will reduce the usage of antibiotics in fish farming through the easy application of vaccines to prevent disease, and an effective delivery system will help to greatly increase productivity in fish farming – especially in species like tilapia and pangasius. More fish will survive through effective vaccination programmes, leading to better use of existing infrastructure. Why build more fish farms when we can make existing ones far more productive?
Aqualife Services Ltd.