HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology

ter and are found in many consumer and industrial products, including soaps, laundry and hard surface cleaners. Most surfactants are petroleum-based and some are harmful to the environment. Rhamnolipid biosurfactants are readily biodegradable, demonstrate low toxicity and are produced in a fermentation process from renewable resources. These naturally occurring biosurfactants have been used to recover hydrocarbons from oil sludge, to facilitate petroleum storage tank cleaning and for a wide variety of bioremediation projects. This biosurfactant was recently approved by the EPA for use as a fungicide for the agricultural industry.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (New York) This pharmaceutical and health care company developed a better route to paclitaxel, a cancer drug used to treat ovarian and breast cancer. Paclitaxel was first isolated from the bark of the Pacific yew tree. Harvesting the bark meant sacrificing the tree, which provides habitat for the endangered spotted owl. Bristol-Myers Squibb designed a semi-synthetic route to paclitaxel, using a naturally occurring compound found in the European yew's leaves and twigs. Further improvements to the process have led to the synthesis of paclitaxel using Plant Cell Fermentation (PCF) technology. This new process using plant cell cultures saves energy, improves worker safety and eliminates tons of waste.

Buckman Laboratories International, Inc. (Memphis, Tenn.) Recycling can be a sticky business when lingering adhesives on envelopes, magazine binding and other materials gum up the machines used by paper mills to turn recycled waste into new products. When built-up adhesives slow down paper machines, mill operators typically apply toxic solvents to the sticky gunk. But Buckman Laboratories found a novel enzyme to do the job more safely. The company's product, Optimyze, contains an esterase-type enzyme that helps hydrolyze a major adhesive ingredient polyvinyl acetate
'"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
29-Jun-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Chemical engineering grad students will take notable national awards
2. Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
3. Chemical genetics identifies SARS inhibitors
4. Chemical signals health of brain cells Symposium
5. Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
6. Chemical engineers discover filtration system to help biotech industry
7. NIH roadmap for biomedical research focus of chemists at American Chemical Society meeting
8. American Chemical Society media registration
9. NIH launches first center in Nationwide Chemical Genomics Network
10. Chemical reaction in birds provides sense of direction during migratory flights
11. Annual Chemical Biology Symposium at Yale May 14, 2004

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/15/2016)... New York , June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... a new market report titled "Gesture Recognition Market by ... and Forecast, 2016 - 2024". According to the report, ... USD 11.60 billion in 2015 and is estimated ... reach USD 48.56 billion by 2024.  ...
(Date:6/7/2016)... -- Syngrafii Inc. and San Antonio Credit Union (SACU) ... Syngrafii,s patented LongPen™ eSignature "Wet" solution into SACU,s ... in greater convenience for SACU members and operational ... document workflow and compliance requirements. Logo ... Highlights: ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... , June 2, 2016   The Weather Company ... announcing Watson Ads, an industry-first capability in which consumers will ... being able to ask questions via voice or text and ... Marketers have long sought an ... consumer, that can be personal, relevant and valuable; and can ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... UAS LifeSciences, ... launch of their brand, UP4™ Probiotics, into Target stores nationwide. The company, which ... to add Target to its list of well-respected retailers. This list includes such ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Charm Sciences, Inc. is ... has received AOAC Research Institute approval 061601. , “This is another AOAC-RI approval ... Bob Salter, Vice President of Regulatory and Industrial Affairs. “The Peel Plate methods ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the ... at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application ... team,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... NEW YORK , June 23, 2016 ... the trading session at 4,833.32, down 0.22%; the Dow Jones ... the S&P 500 closed at 2,085.45, down 0.17%. Stock-Callers.com has ... INFI ), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ... BIND Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BIND ). Learn more ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: