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Efficacy of Recombinant Redox Enzymes from Corn in Wood and Textile Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62060
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00538
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Biotechnology Institute
5819 Stallion Ridge College Station, TX 77845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Efficacy of Recombinant Redox Enzymes from Corn in Wood and Textile Applications
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2003-33610-13043
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Industrial proteins produced in plants, particularly corn, offer a unique opportunity for industrial scale production of enzymes at competitive prices and yields that will address markets that cannot be addressed today. These corn-produced enzymes open the possibility to address such large markets as pulp bleaching, textile bleaching, bio-glues and enzymatic remediation of waste streams. The goal is to show efficacy, cost-effectiveness and feasibility of applying oxidative enzymes derived from transgenic corn seed material in these processes. The results of these experiments will define efficacious applications of laccase and manganese peroxidase produced from a corn matrix, and thus direct potential commercial outlets for this new source of redox enzymes.

Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth E. Hood
9796908537
eehood@prodigene.com

Business Contact:

John A. Howard
Chief Scientific Officer
9796908537
jhoward@prodigene.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ProdiGene, Inc.
101 Gateway Blvd., Suite 100 College Station, TX 77845

EIN/Tax ID: 742764093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No