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2010-02-04 06:00:00

PRINCETON, NJ, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ - DNP Green Technology has acquired a controlling stake in Sinoven Biopolymers Inc., a private US company. Under the terms of the agreement, Sinoven Biopolymers will operate as a subsidiary of DNP Green Technology with a sales office in Philadelphia, PA and a manufacturing and formulation development facility in Shanghai, China. Sinoven Biopolymers has proprietary technology for modifying polybutylene succinate (PBS), giving it unique properties that other...

2010-02-03 06:22:00

VIENNA, Austria, February 3 /PRNewswire/ -- EUCODIS Bioscience, a company providing customized enzymes to the pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industries, announced today that it has received a cash injection of EUR 2 million from existing shareholders. The Company will use these funds to swiftly add new enzyme families to its product portfolio and to accelerate the development of international markets. At the same time, EUCODIS Bioscience is expanding its manufacturing capacity...

2010-01-19 17:29:13

A new study by a research team at Uppsala University shows how new functions can develop in an enzyme. This can explain, for example, how resistance to toxins can occur so simply. The findings are now being published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Every biological being needs a large number of enzymes for the many functions of cells. In the spirit of Darwin, enzymes in an organism can change over time to meet new needs. This is done by alterations in the enzymes' building blocks that...

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2010-01-10 15:36:53

Researchers at the Indiana University and Stanford University schools of medicine have determined how a "chemical chaperone" does its job in the body, which could lead to a new class of drugs to help reduce the muscle damage caused by heart attacks. Such drugs would work by restoring the activity of a mutated enzyme, rather than taking the more common approach of blocking the actions of a disease-related protein. The team, led by Thomas Hurley, Ph.D., associate chair and professor of...

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2010-01-10 12:15:00

A strip of paper infused with carbon nanotubes can quickly and inexpensively detect a toxin produced by algae in drinking water. Engineers at the University of Michigan led the development of the new biosensor. The paper strips perform 28 times faster than the complicated method most commonly used today to detect microcystin-LR, a chemical compound produced by cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria is commonly found on nutrient-rich waters. Microcystin-LR (MC-LR), even in very...

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2009-12-18 08:42:57

Scientists at Washington University have isolated a channel that shuttles the vital but vulnerable heme molecule across biological membranes In some ways a cell in your body or an organelle in that cell is like an ancient walled town. Life inside either depends critically on the intelligence of the gatekeepers. If too many barbarians sneak into town, the town may be put to the torch. And if the cellular gatekeepers can't control the flow of ions and molecules into and out of the cell, the...

2009-12-07 05:51:00

VIENNA, Austria, December 7 /PRNewswire/ -- EUCODIS Bioscience, a company developing, customizing, manufacturing, and marketing enzymes for the chemical industry, announced today that it has appointed Mr Thomas Fischer, currently CFO, as new CEO of the Company. Going forward, EUCODIS Bioscience' sole focus will be to provide high-performance enzymes to customers, capitalizing on the Company's experience in commercial enzyme development and on its proven technology of "in vivo...

2009-12-01 17:36:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Industrial Enzymes - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164431/Industrial-Enzymes---A-Global-Market-Report.html Industrial Enzymes market is an oligopoly with few strong players and a host of small suppliers engaged in niche market activities. Keen competition and commoditization characterize the industry. Razor thin margins and mounting research...

2009-11-30 09:28:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166520/Global-Biopolymers-Market-Analysis-and-Forecasts-to-2015.html Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 Summary Global Markets Direct's 'Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015' provides in-depth analysis of the global biopolymers market...

2009-11-30 07:31:00

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a high-output camera to film the back of the human eye, for the first time researchers have shown that a resveratrol-based (rez-vair-ah-trawl) nutriceutical matrix can effectively remove cellular debris from the human eye that accumulates with advancing age and correlated this with significant improvement in visual acuity and night vision in an 80-year old man. Resveratrol is widely known as a red wine molecule. To view the Multimedia News...


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