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SOLVENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4935
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4935
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Escagenetics Corp.
830 Bransten Road San Carlos, CA 94070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: SOLVENTS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES SHOW PROMISE AS INDUSTRIAL AND BIOMEDI- CAL CATALYSTS. HOWEVER, WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF THESE CATALYTIC MATERIALS IN THE CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL INDUSTRIES REQUIRES IMPROVED IMMOBILIZATION TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL IMPROVE THE STABILITY OF THE BIOCATALYST. THE ENZYME TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP, INC., LOCATED IN THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE OF NORTH CAROLINA, IS CARRYING OUT RESEARCH ON CARRAGEENAN IMMOBILIZATION OF ENZYMES. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT ARE THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED IMMOBILIZATION MATERIALS AND THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CERTAIN SPECIFIC IMMOBILIZED ENZYME SYSTEMS. THE SPECIFIC AIM OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP THE BEST CARRAGEENAN-BASED CARRIER MATERIAL FOR ENZYME IMMOBILIZATIONIN ORDER TO IMPROVE ENZYME STABILITY IN ORGANIC SOLVENTS. RESEARCH WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON A TEST ENZYME IMMOBILIZED ONNEW CARRAGEENAN CARRIER MATERIALS THAT HAVE BEEN FORMED INTOGRANULE BEADS. PHASE II WILL EXPAND THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH ON COST-EFFECTIVE IMMOBILIZED ENZYME SYSTEMS THAT COULD PROVIDE NEW, IMPROVED COMMERCIAL CATALYSTS FOR USE IN ORGANIC SOLVENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Barbara s kitchell
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
9192860684

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Enzyme Technology Research Grp
2020 West Main Street Suite 40 Durham, NC 27705

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No