2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008

Progenesis Technologies, LLC

R. Niles
Progenesis Technologies, LLC, US

Keywords:
pharmaceuticals, biotech

Abstract:
Alginates are biopolymers that are used in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical/medical industries. Alginate is extracted from brown seaweed. There are several problems associated with seaweed alginate: their harvest is seasonal, processing requires 15-20 steps, and seaweed alginate composition is fixed. Progenesis has discovered genetic techniques which allow bacteria to continually produce high amounts of alginate. Using patent-pending technology we believe that Progenesis can produce alginate at a lower cost than seaweed alginate. The unique properties of bacterial alginate will be used to produce new products for moisture control radioactive decontamination and drug delivery


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract