General Description

ABT Innovia is an independent aquatic biotechnology and aquaculture research and training entity with its own dedicated Research & Development (R&D) facilities based in Malta. With a large number of biosecure testing facilities using the latest RAS technology, we are able to undertake work on a number of species, ranging from coldwater Salmon, Trout and Charr, through to Tropical species such as Tilapia, Shrimp and Asian Sea bass.


The facility is able to provide tailored R&D services to clients from across the aquaculture sector, with needs ranging from the formulation, test-batch production and in-vivo testing of aquatic animal feeds, additives and enrichments, through to vaccine efficacy and safety testing.  The facility also undertakes a large number of larval trials for various species, testing livefeed enrichments, larval diets and production techniques using new technologies so as to benchmark hatchery and grow out systems. 


ABT Innovia, as an independent testing facility, ensures experimental results of the highest integrity and quality, whilst all enquiries received, project discussions with and results generated by ABT Innovia are be treated in the strictest confidence with no intellectual property (IP) retained by the facility.

Research and development


At ABT Innovia we welcome enquiries relating to R&D from a wide variety of interested parties including those involved with developing, among others:


  • Aquatic animal feeds, both formulated and live
  • Feed additives
  • New species to aquaculture
  • Live feed enrichment products
  • Pro- or pre-biotic feed or water additives
  • Aquatic animal vaccines
  • Parasite treatments
  • Hatchery technologies
  • System technologies