biopolymer


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biopolymer

[¦bī·ō′päl·ə·mər]
(biochemistry)
A biological macromolecule such as a protein or nucleic acid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Biopolymers, as antimicrobial delivery systems, may satisfy consumer demands for enhanced food safety and quality, and may sustainably reduce packaging and product waste.
Edible biopolymer film fluid processing requires the particles to be small and uniform in size.
Under its strategy to develop bio-friendly chemical technology and related solutions, Teijin intends to leverage its expertise in applications for fibers, films and plastic compounds with the NatureWorks biopolymer.
The ability to measure absolute heat capacities allows examination of biopolymer solution conformation and solvation as well as subtle changes in folding rather than just complete unfolding.
Electronic and electro-optic devices fabricated from this new biopolymer have also demonstrated performance that exceeds the performance of the state-of-the-art devices fabricated from current organic-based materials.
As shown in preclinical studies, the proprietary CV Therapeutics biopolymer stent coating does not entomb the drug and is designed to control drug release rate more precisely and allows for the complete release of drug, leaving a bare metal stent in place.
Though the new biopolymers release antimicrobials, they don't flex and seal as well as the polyethylene films that now dominate the food-wrap market.
Early studies showed good cores could be produced with starch, vegetable gums, biopolymers and other materials.
The major development of biopolymer and green plastic is primarily expected in Europe owing to the growing importance of bio economics in the European Union.