biopolymer


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biopolymer

[¦bī·ō′päl·ə·mər]
(biochemistry)
A biological macromolecule such as a protein or nucleic acid.
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Current headcount is 29 and is expected to reach the target level of approximately 20 during the fourth quarter as activities related to the wind down of the company's biopolymer operations and transfer of biopolymer assets to CJ CheilJedang are completed.
Metabolix also plans to exit office space it currently occupies in Lowell, Massachusetts, in May, 2017, consolidating its biopolymer sales and marketing and administrative offices and R&D laboratories in the new Woburn facility.
This addresses a large unmet need within the biopolymer industry, with applications for adhesives and sealants, plastic additives, inks and toners, paints and coatings, and medical devices.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts plan to determine the relationship between the physicochemical characteristics of nano-laminated biopolymer coatings and the bioavailability of encapsulated lipids.
A fungus is the focus of this project - for one simple reason: when it consumes oxygen and starch, Schizophyllum com- mune - as the fungus is called - gener- ates a biopolymer, a 100 per cent organic thickening agent.
The plate with the biopolymer and the adsorbed oil was weighed and then placed in an oven for 3.
Following this US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the company said it plans to start a first-in-man clinical study to test the safety and performance of its biopolymer scaffold in five patients.
8(th) annual Biopolymers Symposium will be held June 11-12, 2013 at Chicago's Field Museum
Lacq, France, have leveraged this combination to produce an improved formulation in its Plexiglas Rnew Biopolymer Alloys.
Patent Number 8,158,731, titled "Biopolymer compositions having improved flexibility," applies to novel, bio-based polymeric additives which are derived from renewable feedstocks and are said to provide unique benefits to biopolymer processors.
The firm has developed the PolyPEG and GlycoPol proprietary biopolymer technologies which will provide PolyTherics with further polymers for biopharmaceuticals development.