Navigation Links
DNA2.0 Patents Key Method for Synthesizing Bioplastic Polymer
Date:6/29/2012

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

DNA2.0 announced that the USPTO has recognized its bioengineering work by awarding the company a new patent. Patent 8,158,391 covers genetic modifications to yeast of the genus Candida that enable them to produce commercially valuable yields of omega hydroxy fatty acids. Until now, these key chemical building blocks could only be produced using synthetic chemistry, making them too expensive for most applications. DNA2.0 expects this new bio-based production route to make hydroxy fatty acids available for the synthesis of lubricants, adhesives and monomers for a unique family of bio-based plastics. Unlike existing bioplastics, this new polymer will have properties very similar to polyethylene, allowing for easy acceptance in the marketplace. The plastics can be used for packaging and other purposes and can afterwards be broken down and turned into diesel fuel.

DNA2.0 collaborated with Professor Richard Gross and his lab at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, N.Y. to engineer the yeast. The yeast production strain was engineered to produce omega hydroxy fatty acids by identifying and eliminating from the yeast genome 16 genes that had been preventing accumulation of the desired compounds. DNA2.0 then introduced genes encoding different hydroxylation enzymes, allowing Professor Gross' lab to identify those that best produced hydroxyl fatty acids.

“This patent demonstrates the value of DNA2.0’s tools, which have enabled a small team of scientists to rewire a cell for cost-effective production of useful chemicals,” said Jeremy Minshull, cofounder and CEO of DNA2.0. “Weaning ourselves from petrochemicals will require us to develop renewable alternatives without compromising performance. We are proud to leverage our engineering expertise to co-develop solutions with pioneering scientists such as Pro
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Silence Therapeutics Announces Positive Response by USPTO that Affirms Validity of Four Foundational RNAi Patents
2. NanoLogix Instructs Third-Party to Prepare US FDA Submittals and is Granted US and Chinese Patents
3. Saladax Biomedical, Inc. Issued Six Patents Containing Broad Claims in the Immunoassay Space
4. New method for producing precursor of neurons, bone and other important tissues from stem cells
5. UCLA team develops highly efficient method for creating flexible, transparent electrodes
6. New method for enhancing thermal conductivity could cool computer chips, lasers and other devices
7. New laboratory method uses mass spectrometry to rapidly detect staph infections
8. Novel method to make nanomaterials discovered
9. Cepheid Receives Grant to Develop Sample Processing and Amplification Methods for Detection of Bloodstream Bacteria
10. New method yields insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters
11. X-BODY BioSciences to Present Novel Methods of Selecting for Antibodies Against Targets on Live Cells at CHIs Protein Engineering Summit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 Publicis Healthcare Communications Group ... the organization has won a total of 20 awards ... LifeBrands was honored with a Silver Award and 11 ... eight Awards of Excellence. , The Annual Rx ... and promotion. The Awards provide a forum for the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 The North ... segments the market for detailed analysis of the ... market to reach $616.3 million by 2018, growing ... 2018. , Browse through the TOC of the ... get an idea of the in-depth analysis and ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014 Space is ... exploration of space requires astronauts to maintain consistently high ... success, and prevent potential errors and accidents. Despite the ... known about how cognition is affected by prolonged spaceflight, ... Now, Penn Medicine researchers are poised to help ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) http://www.etcbaltimore.com ... today that applications for AccelerateBaltimore™ (AB) 2015 program ... have a big idea?,” asked ETC’s President Deb ... it. AccelerateBaltimore helps you and your big idea ... weeks.” Interested game changers with “big ideas” ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Publicis Healthcare Wins 20 Rx Club Awards 2Publicis Healthcare Wins 20 Rx Club Awards 3The North America Thermal Protective Clothing Market is estimated to grow up to $616.3 million by 2018 - Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The North America Thermal Protective Clothing Market is estimated to grow up to $616.3 million by 2018 - Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Penn Medicine Team Develops Cognitive Test Battery to Assess the Impact of Long Duration Spaceflights on Astronauts' Brain Function 2Penn Medicine Team Develops Cognitive Test Battery to Assess the Impact of Long Duration Spaceflights on Astronauts' Brain Function 3Penn Medicine Team Develops Cognitive Test Battery to Assess the Impact of Long Duration Spaceflights on Astronauts' Brain Function 4AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 2AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 3
... /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China,Biologic Products, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical companies in ... guidance following,the recently announced acquisitions which will ... of plasma based products in China., ...
... AMES, Iowa, Oct. 16 Advanced Analytical Technologies,Inc. (AATI), ... production space,adding an additional 1200 ft2 of space to ... company occupies in Building 4 on the,ISU Research Park ... company will continue to occupy space in 2 building ...
... Radiation Therapy Trials to US ... Patients for First Time, HOUSTON, Oct. 16 The ... they have entered into a,collaboration to increase patient access to ... setting., The collaboration means patients receiving cancer care at ...
Cached Biology Technology:China Biologic Products Provides Preliminary Guidance for 2009 of Revenues of $90 to $100 Million and Net Income of $18 to 22 Million 2China Biologic Products Provides Preliminary Guidance for 2009 of Revenues of $90 to $100 Million and Net Income of $18 to 22 Million 3Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. Expands Into New Office and Production Space 2Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and US Oncology Enter Collaboration to Increase Patient Access to National Clinical Trials 2Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and US Oncology Enter Collaboration to Increase Patient Access to National Clinical Trials 3Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and US Oncology Enter Collaboration to Increase Patient Access to National Clinical Trials 4Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and US Oncology Enter Collaboration to Increase Patient Access to National Clinical Trials 5
(Date:11/4/2014)... , Nov. 4, 2014   Neurotechnology ... today announced that the latest version of its ... the Ongoing MINEX evaluation organized by ... fingerprint algorithms using the INCITS 378 fingerprint standard ... requirement in public tenders in the ...
(Date:11/3/2014)... A University of Colorado Cancer Center study ... Academy of Sciences describes the activity of a ... Interleukin 37 or IL-37. It has been known to ... in the adaptive immune system: IL-37 inhibits the ability ... antigens. , "Knowing this mechanism that underlies IL-37,s effect ...
(Date:11/3/2014)... birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased ... published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, ... birth weight and pre-term babies were not at greater ... , According to the ACR, 27 million Americans ... OA. Symptoms of OA range from mild to severe ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 2Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 3PNAS: From HIV to cancer, IL-37 regulates immune system 2Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood 2
... A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient ... The microbiomes from ancient people have broad reaching implications ... what good bacteria might have been lost as a ... aseptic practices. Cecil M. Lewis Jr., professor of ...
... cell is like a small city, with factoriescalled organellesdedicated ... functions. A network of intercellular "highways," called microtubules, enables ... about the cell to keep this vital machinery humming. ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds ...
... researchers from across the Asia-Pacific gathered today for the ... Osteoporosis Meeting, taking place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention ... Minister of Health of Malaysia, YB Datuk Rosnah bt. ... than 60 nations. His Excellency Tun Dato, Seri Utama ...
Cached Biology News:OU study suggests the bacterial ecology that lives on humans has changed in the last 100 years 2Study sheds light on how cells transport materials along crowded intercellular 'highways' 2Study sheds light on how cells transport materials along crowded intercellular 'highways' 3IOF Asia-Pacific Meeting presents new research and advances in osteoporosis management 2IOF Asia-Pacific Meeting presents new research and advances in osteoporosis management 3
... Luminescent Detection System is intended for use ... generated by an in-house validated method for ... selected target of interest. • ... is a hybridization capture assay designed to ...
... culture scale-up, these culture chambers produce cell ... 9 range and are useful alternatives ... • High mechanical • strength and structural ... shipping • Certified nonpyrogenic and sterilized by ...
Mouse monoclonal [7B9] to beta II Tubulin ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide, CEEEEGEDEA found at the c-terminus of beta II tubulin. Entrez GeneID: 10383 ...
...
Biology Products: