SOLVENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4935
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Enzyme Technology Research Grp
2020 West Main Street, Suite 40, Durham, NC, 27705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
BARBARA S KITCHELL
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(919) 286-0684
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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