USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Development of Protein Modified Milk for Prevention and Treatment of Insulin…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
34430
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
34430
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wendtech International, Inc.
968 Green Oaks Drive Bountiful, UT 84010
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Development of Protein Modified Milk for Prevention and Treatment of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Biospecific absorption methodology will be developed to remove bovine serum albumin (BSA) from cow's milk for use in infant formulas as insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) is thought to be an auto immune reaction in diabetes prone individuals, which ultimately results in pancreatic Beta cell destruction. BSA is a minor protein in cow's milk, but significantly contributes to IDDM. Using ceramic beads to which an absorbant is attached which in turn absorbs BSA specifically sets up a system through which bovine milk can flow through for BSA removal. This project will allow for optimization of the conditions for the use of this method in a pilot plant. Evaluation of effectiveness of BSA removal will be monitored using a BSA specific ELISA.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Wendy Y. Kim
Principal Investigator
0

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Wendtech International, Inc.
968 Green Oaks Drive Bountiful, UT 84010

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