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The WGH Group

The WGH Group was one of the primary forces behind the Maricoid project.  The WGH Group is an informal business collaboration operating in Europe, Australia and the USA.  It comprises experienced marketers, academics, scientists, healthcare practitioners and business consultants who come together and assist with new product innovation and worthwhile commercial pilots.  Aside from the Maricoid project another recent project is a pro bono alliance with a highly regarded e-University program presently receiving worldwide attention. Endorsed by the Irish government, the Digital Skills Academy is providing online education in the essential technical and commercial aspects of information technology and ecommerce. WGH Group is currently mentoring one of the syndicates from the Digital Skills Academy with a live ecommerce launch of a high quality skincare brand called Eclatur. This original brand has a unique formulation and has been designed from the ground up.  The syndicate plans to launch this brand through Amazon Europe in early 2016.

concept amenities

Concept Amenities prides itself as a world leader in the supply of naturally better guest amenities that deliver on quality, luxury, style and environmental solutions. For over 28 years they have established expertise in all areas from design and formulation to production, dispatch and delivery.

Their comprehensive range of exclusive hotel toiletry collections, each with its own distinctive appeal, contain the finest formulations created using natural botanical ingredients, sophisticated fragrances and a rich array of organic extracts to truly nourish the skin, body and soul. The packaging is biodegradable, and recyclable, with a care for the environment.

Ocean Futures

The mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. Founded by Jean-Michel Cousteau, OFS is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. with offices in Paris, Lucca, Italy and Sao Paulo, Brazil. For further information, go to:


Marinova is a progressive Australian biotechnology company focused on developing innovative medical and nutritional applications from marine plants.  The company is based in Tasmania, a pristine natural environment and home to some of the cleanest waters in the world.

Marinova has state of the art research laboratories and a specialist extraction facility which is the first of its kind in the world.

Marinova leads the world in the development and production of fucoidan compounds for nutraceutical, skin care and pharmaceutical applications.


Dr Pierre Bottiglieri is a renowned scientist and has 35 years of experience formulating products for several Swiss-international companies. Pierre has been a member of the Swiss Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Swiss Society Cosmetic Chemists) since 1972 and has played key roles in the IFSCC (International Federation Society Cosmetic Chemists) since that time.

helen fitton

Dr Helen Fitton has 20 years experience in commercially-focused research and development and is recognised as a world leading authortity on fucoidan compounds.


Dr Vicki Gardiner is a chartered chemist and board member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.  She has over 15 years experience in chemical research having held positions at the University of New South Wales and the University of Southhamption, UK. and has held a prestigious Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Tasmania.


Dr. Nicholas Ede has over 25 years experience in international senior management and leadership experience in product development and commercialization in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. He has published over 50 scientific papers and patents in the area of drug development and peptide vaccine design.


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