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MICRO-ORGANISM, PER SE (E.G., PROTOZOA, ETC.); COMPOSITIONS THEREOF; PROCES OF PROPAGATING, MAINTAINING OR PRESERVING MICRO-ORGANISMS OR COMPOSITIONS THEREOF; PROCESS OF PREPARING OR ISOLATING A COMPOSITION CONTAINING A MICRO-ORGANISM; CULTURE MEDIA THEREFOR

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
435252100 Bacteria or actinomycetales; media therefor 356
435257100 Algae, media therefor 160
435254100 Fungi 101
435244000 Chemical stimulation of growth or activity by addition of chemical compound which is not an essential growth factor; stimulation of growth by removal of a chemical compound 13
435261000 Separation of micro-organism from culture media 9
435260000 Preserving or maintaining micro-organism 5
20090123992Shape-Shifting Vitrification Device - This invention is a storage device (cryocontainer) for the vitrification method of cryopreservation that uses shape memory materials to create a novel shape-shifting feature in which the relevant heat transfer zone of the cryocontainer can be thermally morphed between a shape conducive to biological specimen handling and to a shape conducive to rapid heat transfer. This feature utilizes the temperature induced phase transformation of shape memory materials. The temperature inducement occurs naturally within the normal temperature changes that occur during vitrification.05-14-2009
20080268524Method of Modifying the Viability of a Lyophilized Microorganism by Treating the Growth Medium Thereof with Gases - The invention relates to a method of producing lyophilized microorganisms, such as lyophilized bacteria, of the type in which a culture medium is inoculated with one or more strains of microorganisms during one of the steps of the method. The invention is characterised in that, prior to the inoculation step, the culture medium is treated with a treatment gas comprising an inert gas or a reducing gas or a mixture of such inert and reducing gases, in order to obtain a determined redox potential value Eh for the medium, which is less than the value obtained when the medium is in equilibrium with the air.10-30-2008
20110027868APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEHYDRATING BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS - An apparatus for dehydrating a liquid sample of biological material has a microwave waveguide that is open to the atmosphere. It has a microwave generator, means for introducing a container of the material into the waveguide, means for evacuating the container, means for rotating the container and means for removing the container from the waveguide. It can include means for moving the container through the waveguide and for sealing it. In a dehydration method, a container of the liquid sample is put into the open waveguide, evacuated, rotated at high speed and microwaved. The container of dehydrated material is then removed from the waveguide. The apparatus and method are particularly suitable for dehydrating vaccines.02-03-2011
20100196996Process For Preserving Biological Materials For Extended Periods Of Time - The present invention provides for a process for preserving biological material. The process comprises subjecting the biological material to a fixation process and then packaging the biological material in a container under a controlled atmosphere of noble gas. In the process, the controlled atmosphere of noble gas utilized comprises one or more noble gases selected from argon, xenon, helium, neon, krypton and radon. The process optionally also utilizes one or more additional gases selected from nitric oxide, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen. This process allows for the long term storage of the biological material.08-05-2010
20090053798Method of Improving Storage Stability of Dried Microorganisms - The present invention relates to a method of improving storage stability of dried microorganisms, such as dried lactic acid bacteria, by allowing the dried microorganisms to coexist with an L-arginine acidic amino acid salt, a composition comprising dried microorganisms and an L-arginine acidic amino acid salt and a process for producing the same, and a method of storing dried microorganisms in the presence of an L-arginine acidic amino acid salt. The storage stability of dried microorganisms can be improved by allowing the dried microorganisms to coexist with an L-arginine acidic amino acid salt.02-26-2009
435259000 Lysis of micro-organism 5
20090233348METHOD FOR ISOLATING PROTEINS FROM PRODUCTION CELLS - A method for the disruption of biological cells by means of a homogenizer device which09-17-2009
20100055766MICROFLUIDIC CARTRIDGE FOR SEPARATING TARGET MOLECULES, AND SEPARATOR AND METHOD OF SEPARATING TARGET MOLECULES USING SAME - A microfluidic cartridge includes a capture portion capturing target material on surfaces of nonmagnetic particles; and a separating portion separating target molecules from the target material captured on the surfaces of the particles. The microfluidic cartridge is mounted on an adaptor that is rotated by a rotating unit in order to separate a fluid including the target molecules from the particles through centrifugal force.03-04-2010
20080248554DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY LYSING CELLS - A device for generating microbubbles in a gas and liquid mixture and injection device, the device comprising: a housing defining a mixing chamber; means for mixing solution contained in the mixing chamber to generate microbubbles in the solution; a needle array removably attached to the housing and in fluid connection with the mixing chamber, the needle array including at least one needle; and a machine readable identifier on the needle array.10-09-2008
20110189759METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE DIGETSION OF BIOLOGICAL CELLS - The invention relates to a method and a device for the digestion of biological cells. Digestion of cells is understood as breaking up cells so that hereditary information can be removed. Using the present invention, nucleic acids are to be able to be removed from cells in particular. The nucleic acids include RNA and DNA. According to the invention, cells are digested in a vessel which can be connected to a line and can thus be part of an overall device. Liquid can drain out of the container or can be pumped into the container via the line, for example. The typical means for performing a mechanical digestion are located in the vessel, that is, in particular beads and a buffer solution. In contrast to the prior art, however, the vessel is not shaken, that is, subjected to vibrations. Instead, it is stirred with the aid of a magnetic stirrer. Strong vibrations are thus avoided. A vessel for performing digestion of cells can therefore be integrated without problems in an overall device.08-04-2011
20100317088Systems and Methods for Extracting Lipids from Wet Algal Biomass - Presented herein are exemplary systems and methods for extracting lipids from a wet algal biomass. An exemplary method comprises lysing a wet algal biomass with an insoluble granular lysing agent to create a lysate, creating a lipid-rich phase in the lysate, and separating the lipid-rich phase from the lysate. An exemplary system comprises a lysing station for creating a lysate from a wet algal biomass and a separation station for creating and separating a lipid-rich phase from the lysate. According to further exemplary systems and methods, ultrasound may be used in place of or in addition to a lysing agent to lyse the wet algal biomass.12-16-2010
435258100 Protozoa, media therefor 4
20120058543Purified Plasmodium and Vaccine Compositions - Disclosed are substantially purified 03-08-2012
20100210004PLASMODIUM AXENIC LIVER STAGES AS A NONINFECTIOUS WHOLE ORGANISM MALARIA VACCINE - The present invention relates to the treatment and prevention of malaria infection. In particular, the present invention provides novel noninfectious, whole organism vaccines for malaria, which vaccines comprise a 08-19-2010
20100093062TRANSFECTION SYSTEM FOR PERKINSUS SPECIES04-15-2010
20080261290Tetrahymena Heat Inducible Promoters and Their Use - The present invention relates to heat-inducible promoters of the heat shock protein family of the ciliate 10-23-2008
435245000 Adaptation or attenuation of cells 3
20080305536Method for Culturing Microorganisms - The present invention is a method for the production of thermophilic microorganisms suitable for the production of ethanol, comprising: (i) culturing a thermophilic microorganism under aerobic or anaerobic conditions in a suitable culture media; and (ii) incorporating amounts of ethanol into the culture media to induce ethanol tolerance.12-11-2008
20110151544Geobacter Strains That Use Alternate Organic Compounds, Methods of Making, and Methods of Use Thereof - In preferred embodiments, the present invention provides new isolated strains of a 06-23-2011
20090130739Deactivation of mineral encapsulated nanobacteria - Compositions and methods for deactivating articles contaminated with nanobacteria, generally comprise a dispersant and/or a dissolution agent, and a deactivator. The methods and compositions of the invention are advantageously utilized to decontaminate and/or sterilize various articles such as medical and manufacturing devices or surfaces.05-21-2009
435247000 Utilizing media containing lower alkanol (i.e., having one to six carbon atoms) 1
20110129901USE OF A CARBONACEOUS SUBSTITUTE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF YEAST - The present invention relates to novel strains of 06-02-2011
435246000 Foam culture 1
20110269214FOAMED MYCELIUM STRUCTURE AND METHOD - A method of making a molded part, including forming a liquid aggregate from a mixture of finely ground aggregate and a fluid. A mixture of a fungal inoculum and the liquid aggregate is formed. Nanoparticles are homogenously distributed throughout the mixture. The mixture is inserted into a mold cavity. Live mycelium is grown to fill the mold cavity. The live mycelium is heated to terminate further growth and develop a formed part.11-03-2011
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20100075400LOW-COST MICROBIAL HABITAT FOR WATER QUALITY ENHANCEMENT AND WAVE MITIGATION - A low-cost aquatic structure optimized for water quality enhancement and wave mitigation. The structure is preferably comprised predominantly of recycled polymer scrap or other low-cost, high-surface-area materials, such as jute. The structure may be either buoyant or non-buoyant. Buoyant embodiments of the structure are preferably tip resistant. All embodiments are preferably wave damping. The structure is preferably porous and permeable, and has a large internal surface area for colonization by nutrient-removing microbes. The structure may alternately be used to add nutrients to a water body to promote fish growth for aquaculture applications.03-25-2010
20090155885DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE INCUBATION OF CELLS - Device for the incubation of cells comprising a sterile or sterilisable, portable receptacle for enclosing in a contamination-proof manner at least one integrated and/or insertable culture vessel for accommodating cells with at least one closable opening for introducing and/or removing cells and/or culture medium and/or a culture vessel into and/or from the receptacle and at least one device for creating culture conditions in the receptacle.06-18-2009
20100041124MULTI-STAGE CSTR BIOREACTOR SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH CELL RECYCLE UNIT - The present invention relates to a single CSTR bioreactor equipped with a cell recycle unit, and a multi-stage CSTR bioreactor system in which 2-7 such single CSTR bioreactors are connected in series with each other. According to the present invention, multi-stage fermentation is carried out in the bioreactor equipped with the cell recycle unit, and thus the production of products (alcohols, organic acids, antibiotics, recombinant proteins, etc.) by anaerobic or aerobic microbial fermentation can be increased, and in addition, a final product can be obtained at high concentration, thus improving the productivity and economic efficiency of a microbial process.02-18-2010
20110003366METHODS OF USING PNEUMATIC BIOREACTORS - A pneumatic bioreactor includes a vessel containing a fluid to be mixed and at least one mixing device driven by gas pressure. A first embodiment includes a floating impeller that rises and falls in the fluid as gas bubbles carry it upward to the surface where the gas is then vented, permitting the impeller to sink in the fluid. The floating impeller may be tethered to a second impeller with a flexible member and pulley. The mixing speed is controlled with electromagnets in the vessel acting upon magnetic material in the impeller or its guides. In another embodiment, floating pistons mix the fluid, pushing it through a mixing plate with one or more apertures. In a third embodiment, the mixing device is a rotating drum with bubble-catching blades and rotating mixing plates with apertures. The top of the vessel for these mixers may include a closed top and sterile filters.01-06-2011
20090305386LOW OXYGEN BIOLOGICALLY MEDIATED NUTRIENT REMOVAL - The present invention is directed to a substantially odorless biologically mediated treatment process for solid and liquid organic wastes. The present invention also provides for a novel nutrient rich humus material produced from the biologically mediated treatment process. The bioconversion process of the present invention results from low electron acceptor concentrations and high quantities of microorganisms in a diverse microbial community.12-10-2009
20120070878Microporous Microfluidic Device - A micro fluidic apparatus includes (i) a first conduit; (ii) a second conduit; and (iii) a first interconnected microporous network in communication with the first and second conduits and configured to allow diffusion of gas between the first and second conduits. The microporous network comprises poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) and prevents flow of aqueous fluid between the first and second conduits through the microporous network.03-22-2012
20090098635METHOD FOR SUPPLY OF STARTER CULTURES HAVING A CONSISTENT QUALITY - The present invention relates to the field of producing starter cultures. In particular, a method for customers in need of a starter culture with a consistent quality, is provided. Specifically, the method involves the use of subsets of a stock inoculum material, which comprises a concentrate of starter culture organism cells to be propagated for direct inoculation of a cultivation medium, to obtain a starter culture whereby the conventional stepwise preparation of inoculum material for the production of a starter culture can be avoided. This novel method can be used for the manufacturing of starter cultures for the food, feed or pharmaceutical industry. Furthermore, the method is useful in the cultivation of cells expressing desired products, such as primary and secondary metabolites, including e.g. enzymes and flavours.04-16-2009
20090186397Product - The invention relates to a microorganism growth substrate which comprises a sterile nutrient composition derived from the biomass of a culture of bacteria including methanotrophic bacteria and further containing at least one sterile nutrient. A preferred biomass material is that derived from a microbial culture comprising 07-23-2009
20090317891PLANT ACTIVATION OF INSECT TOXIN - Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from an insect pest are provided. In particular, nucleic acid sequences encoding insect protoxins modified to comprise at least one proteolytic activation site that is sensitive to a plant protease or an insect gut protease are provided. Cleavage of the modified protoxin at the proteolytic activation site by a protease produces an active insect toxin. Methods of using the modified insect protoxin nucleic acid sequences and the polypeptides they encode to protect a plant from an insect pest are provided. Particular embodiments of the invention further provide modified insect protoxin compositions and formulations, expression cassettes, and transformed plants, plant cells, and seeds.12-24-2009
20100086987SURFACE TREATED CALCIUM CARBONATE AND ITS USE IN WASTE WATER TREATMENT - The present invention relates to a process for the purification of water, wherein a surface-reacted natural calcium carbonate is brought into contact with the water to be purified, the surface-reacted natural calcium carbonate being the reaction product of a natural calcium carbonate with an acid and carbon dioxide, which is formed in situ by the acid treatment and/or supplied externally.04-08-2010
20100190235METHODS FOR DESIGNING AND OPERATING PHOTOBIOREACTOR SYSTEMS - The invention may include methods of configuring and operating a photobioreactor system with modular photobioreactor units or blades. The invention may also include apparatus and methods of controlling the photobioreactor system and optimizing growth conditions through a support structure and backplane interface.07-29-2010
20120107913MICROORGANISM CULTURE SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A microorganism culture sheet is provided which can limit the use of a costly cultivation material to a necessary portion, which has simple production at the time of manufacture, and can be simply and stably used by a user. The microorganism culture sheet of the present invention is a microorganism culture sheet comprising a base sheet, a culture layer formed on top of the base sheet, and a cover sheet that covers the culture layer, and the culture layer is pattern-formed with an application liquid comprising a polyvinylpyrrolidone and at least on selected from the group consisting of a gelling agent, a nutrient component, a color indicator, a selective agent and a substrate.05-03-2012
20090215149Nucleic acid and amino acid sequences relating to Streptococcus pneumoniae for diagnostics and therapeutics - The invention provides isolated polypeptide and nucleic acid sequences derived from 08-27-2009
20100099164METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE GROWTH OF CELL CULTURE - In a method for controlling the growth of microbes grown in a medium to high cell-densities by the fed-batch technology, a two-phase system, having a liquid phase (cultivation medium) and a solid or gel phase, the solid or gel phase provides a source of substrate-delivering polymer which is turned by an enzyme in a controlled way into a growth-limiting substrate or pH adjusting agent. Also described is a method for restricting the synthesis of growth-limiting metabolites and preventing oxygen-depletion in microbial cell cultures.04-22-2010
20090221054Biogas system - A biogas system includes a fermenter having a first fermenting chamber and a second fermenting chamber for the fermentation of a fermenting medium. Biogas formed in the first fermenting chamber can be introduced into a riser pipe disposed in the second fermenting chamber.09-03-2009
20110201090Yeast microorganisms with reduced by-product accumulation for improved production of fuels, chemicals, and amino acids - The present invention relates to recombinant microorganisms comprising biosynthetic pathways and methods of using said recombinant microorganisms to produce various beneficial metabolites. In various aspects of the invention, the recombinant microorganisms may further comprise one or more modifications resulting in the reduction or elimination of 3 keto-acid (e.g., acetolactate and 2-aceto-2-hydroxybutyrate) and/or aldehyde-derived by-products. In various embodiments described herein, the recombinant microorganisms may be microorganisms of the 08-18-2011
20110201089METHODS FOR INCREASING PRODUCT YIELDS - A non-naturally occurring microbial organism includes a microbial organism having a reductive TCA or Wood-Ljungdahl pathway in which at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding these pathway enzymes is expressed in a sufficient amount to enhance carbon flux through acetyl-CoA. A method for enhancing carbon flux through acetyl-CoA includes culturing theses non-naturally occurring microbial organisms under conditions and for a sufficient period of time to produce a product having acetyl-CoA as a building block. Another non-naturally occurring microbial organism includes at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding an enzyme expressed in a sufficient amount to enhance the availability of reducing equivalents in the presence of carbon monoxide or hydrogen, thereby increasing the yield of redox-limited products via carbohydrate-based carbon feedstock. A method for enhancing the availability of reducing equivalents in the presence of carbon monoxide or hydrogen includes culturing this organism for a sufficient period of time to produce a product.08-18-2011
20080274536Culture Double Container and a Method of Culture - A culture container and a method of culture which do not require a plurality of incubators in a case where a plurality of cells of different kinds which like different gas concentrations should be cultured simultaneously.11-06-2008
20080286851Large-scale photo-bioreactor using flexible materials, large bubble generator, and unfurling site set up method - A closed photo-bioreactor, which in at least one example comprises a plurality of flexible, repeating, substantially enclosed, parallel chambers flexibly connected along their lengths, where a liquid growth media is substantially still without the need for turbulent mixing of the bulk liquid. In many examples, each is connected into integrated, flexible pipelines that serve to supply gas to the chambers, to vent gas from the chambers, and to fill and drain the individual photo-bioreactor chambers of their liquid contents. In some installations, a bioreactor will be rolled up using, for example, a long rod as a spool, for storage and transportation. Some examples will be manually unfurled and positioned on an angled site including, for example, an earthen berm. In many embodiments, a photo-bioreactor will be manufactured from thin plastics using low cost manufacturing techniques. In at least one example, a photo bioreactor is described in which bubbles with a substantially non-convex shape are introduced to mix the liquid contents.11-20-2008
20100248330Flow-Controlling Header - An apparatus and method for holding a membrane, screen or other flexible planar body in tension, while providing a conduit for water or other liquid to flow to the membrane being held. The membrane extends from inside a manifold body that carries the liquid, and the manifold body supports the membrane at one edge while the membrane is pulled in tension. Liquid pressure builds up inside the manifold body, preferably by entering a pressure chamber at the top of the manifold body. At a feeding pressure in the pressure chamber the liquid is distributed to the membrane for microbe growth. The liquid can be elevated to a higher, microbe-harvesting pressure by increasing the pressure in the pressure chamber, thereby deflecting a shim separating the pressure chamber from the membrane. The change in pressure is carried out by manually or automatically opening and closing a conventional water valve.09-30-2010
20100184193OVEREXPRESSION OF AMINOACYL-tRNA SYNTHETASES FOR EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF ENGINEERED PROTEINS CONTAINING AMINO ACID ANALOGUES - Methods for producing modified polypeptides containing amino acid analogues are disclosed. The invention further provides purified dihydrofolate reductase polypeptides, produced by the methods of the invention, in which the methionine residues have been replaced with homoallylglycine, homoproparglycine, norvaline, norleucine, cis-crotylglycine, trans-crotylglycine, 2-aminoheptanoic acid, 2-butynylglycine and allylglycine.07-22-2010
20100255560METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CAPTURING VIABLE BIOLOGICAL PARTICLES OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME - Method and apparatus for acquiring a sample of viable biological particles from ambient air, and maintaining the collected viable biological particles at temperature and humidity conditions selected to maintain the viability of the collected viable biological particles. In at least one embodiment, spent collection surfaces are stored in a magazine, and the temperature and humidity conditions in the magazine are controlled. In at least one embodiment, viable biological particles are extracted from ambient air using a particle collector contained in a housing, and the temperature and humidity conditions in the housing are controlled. In at least one embodiment, the temperature and humidity of ambient air entering a particle collector are manipulated to levels selected to maintain the viability of collected particles.10-07-2010
20090258407TEMPERATURE TRANSFER DEVICES - A portable temperature transfer device for transferring thermo energy to and/or from a laboratory culture plate is provided as well as its methods of use. The temperature transfer device comprises a base and a raised stage that comprises a thermal conductive material. The raised stage allows direct contact between individual wells of the laboratory culture plate and the temperature transfer device.10-15-2009
20090170183Microtiter Plate and Use Thereof - The invention relates to a microtiter plate and use thereof for conducting fermentation under fed-batch conditions. In order to produce a microtiter plate which permits screening under fed-batch conditions, the invention proposes that the cavities (07-02-2009
20110129900LOW OXYGEN BIOLOGICALLY MEDIATED NUTRIENT REMOVAL - The present invention is directed to a substantially odorless biologically mediated treatment process for solid and liquid organic wastes. The present invention also provides for a novel nutrient rich humus material produced from the biologically mediated treatment process. The bioconversion process of the present invention results from low electron acceptor concentrations and high quantities of microorganisms in a diverse microbial community.06-02-2011
20100297734Fusion Tag Comprising an Affinity Tag and an EF-Hand Motif Containing Polypeptide and Methods of Use Thereof - The application discloses a fusion tag comprising an affinity tag and a polypeptide comprising one or more EF hand motif(s). Preferably, said fusion tag comprises a polyhistidine tag, one or more EF hand motif(s) of calmodulin and a thrombin cleavage site. Methods of using said fusion tag to purify a polypeptide of interest are also disclosed.11-25-2010
20100304466System for Supplying an Automatic Inoculating Device and Process Using Such an Automatic Device - A supplying system for an automatic inoculating machine for a sample on a substrate, characterized in that it includes a turret mobile in rotation, preferably around an axis substantially vertical, and an arm mobile in rotation, preferably around an axis substantially horizontal, carried by the turret, at a distal end of the aforesaid arm including means to fix a stylus, and means for raising or lowering the arm.12-02-2010
20100178685METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AERATION, PARTICULARLY FOR MICROBIOLOGICAL FERMENTATION AND FOR CELL CULTIVATION - The invention relates to a method and a device for aeration, particularly for microbiological fermentation and for cell cultivation in a closed chamber. The invention comprises a sterilizable reactor (07-15-2010
20110129899MICROORGANISMS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 1,4-BUTANEDIOL, 4-HYDROXYBUTANAL, 4-HYDROXYBUTYRYL-COA, PUTRESCINE AND RELATED COMPOUNDS, AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - The invention provides non-naturally occurring microbial organisms comprising a 1,4-butanediol (BDO), 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA, 4-hydroxybutanal or putrescine pathway comprising at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding a BDO, 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA, 4-hydroxybutanal or putrescine pathway enzyme expressed in a sufficient amount to produce BDO, 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA, 4-hydroxybutanal or putrescine and further optimized for expression of BDO. The invention additionally provides methods of using such microbial organisms to produce BDO, 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA, 4-hydroxybutanal or putrescine.06-02-2011
20100003737PARTIALLY FLUORINATED SULFONATED SURFACTANTS - The present invention comprises a compound comprising Formula 1A, 1B, or 1C01-07-2010
20100055764CELL CULTURE APPARATUS AND METHOD - Cell culture apparatuses and methods for culturing cells include bags for culturing cells. The bags are folded and unfolded to control cell culture conditions. As the bags are folded, segmented sealed chambers for culturing cells are formed. As the bags are unfolded, the segments are unsealed allowing for exchange of fluid between the regions of the subchambers.03-04-2010
20090215150Sample container and filtration apparatus and method of filtration using the same - A sample container and filtration apparatus is described comprising a sealable sample container and a surface that is configured to interface with a vacuum base. When the surface interfaces with the vacuum base, a portion of the sample container is broached, providing a pathway for the vacuum source to pull the sample therethrough. In exemplary embodiments, the broachable portion of the sample container comprises an actuating valve. The method for using the sample container and filtration apparatus significantly reduces the possibility of contamination of the sample and during the sample testing procedure relative to the conventional devices and procedures, provides more consistent and reliable test results, and significantly reduces the number of preparation and testing steps for the testing procedure.08-27-2009
20110070625NOVEL FLUORESCENT PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME - The present invention provides nucleic acid molecules encoding novel red fluorescent proteins from 03-24-2011
20120202269GELATINOUS SUBSTANCE BASED GROWTH MEDIUM FILTRATION DEVICE AND METHOD - Growth medium filtration devices are provided which are particularly well adapted to sterilize gelatinous substance based growth mediums including agar, agarose and other polysaccharide derived growth mediums for use in agar plates and the like for culturing microorganisms. The devices may include one or more filtration units and at least one heat source for filtering the growth medium in a heated filtration process. Methods of filtering a growth medium, such as an agar growth medium, and methods of preparing a growth medium having low gelling point and lower molecular weight characteristics are also provided.08-09-2012
20080213864Apparatus For Producing And Handling A Flowing Substance09-04-2008
20100330652METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PHOTOCHEMICAL PROCESS - Photochemical process and device adapted to breed, produce, or hydrocultivate microorganisms. The process includes conveying a reaction medium in a reactor in a meander-shaped way that includes moving the reaction medium along a direction that perpendicularly or inclined at an angle to an imaginary horizontal plane, wherein, during the conveying, the reaction medium moves in the reactor at least once along a first direction defined as one of a top down direction and a direction of gravity, moves in the reactor at least once along a second direction defined as one of a bottom up direction and against the direction of gravity, and moves in the reactor one of freely under atmospheric pressure and while exposed to the atmosphere. The process also includes introducing into and removing from the reactor the reaction medium in a continuous manner.12-30-2010
20100330651SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ANAEROBIC ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIAL COMPARTMENTALIZED CULTIVATION - The invention described below relates to an enclosed cell sorting device and methods of using the device. The device is constructed so that the entire process of cell sorting can be conducted under fully anaerobic conditions to retain viability of anaerobic cells before, during, and after cell sorting. This is accomplished by creating an anaerobic atmosphere for the high speed cell sorter and all its components and by the use of airlocks that allow the introduction of anaerobic containers into the chamber containing the sample.12-30-2010
20090035839Metabolically engineered cells for the production of resveratrol or an oligomeric or glycosidically-bound derivative thereof - A recombinant micro-organism producing resveratrol by a pathway in which phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) produces trans-cinnamic acid from phenylalanine, cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) produces 4-coumaric acid from said trans-cinnamic acid, 4-coumarate-CoA ligase (4CL) produces 4-coumaroyl CoA from said 4-coumaric acid, and resveratrol synthase (VST) produces said resveratrol from said 4-coumaroyl CoA, or in which L-phenylalanine- or tyrosine-ammonia lyase (PAL/TAL) produces 4-coumaric acid, 4-coumarate-CoA ligase (4CL) produces 4-coumaroyl CoA from said 4-coumaric acid, and resveratrol synthase (VST) produces said resveratrol from said 4-coumaroyl CoA. The micro-organism may be a yeast, fungus or bacterium including 02-05-2009
20120301949METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN FROM CARBON-CONTAINING RAW MATERIALS - The invention refers to a process to produce H11-29-2012
20120301948Novel method of acid hydrolysis of biomass and the recovery of sugars thereof by solvent extraction - The present invention provides for a method of hydrolyzing a cellulose, hemicellulose, or ligno-cellulose comprising: (a) contacting (i) an ionic liquid (IL) or ionic liquid-aqueous (ILA) phase comprising cellulose, hemicellulose, or ligno-cellulose, or a mixture thereof, and (ii) an acid, such that the cellulose, hemicellulose, or ligno-cellulose is hydrolyzed into sugar, and (b) optionally adding water to the IL or ILA phase wherein the proportion of water in the IL or ILA phase does not exceed about 60% by weight. The present invention also provides for a method of recovering a sugar comprising contacting an IL or ILA phase and an organic phase comprising an organic acid.11-29-2012
20100190236System for Producing Microorganisms - The invention relates to a device for producing biomass containing any species of microalgae and cyanobacteria, and more generally any microorganisms whose growth depends on photosynthesis in a liquid medium.07-29-2010
20110124087PHOTOBIOREACTOR - A method of operating a closed photobioreactor for cultivation of phototrophic microorganisms. The photobioreactor comprises a culture liquid and is partially or completely surrounded by water of a water body. A density difference between the culture liquid and the surrounding water is provided so that the position of the photobioreactor in the water body is controlled. A closed photobioreactor for cultivation of phototrophic microorganisms. The photobioreactor is adapted to comprise a culture liquid and to be partially or completely surrounded by water of a water body. The photobioreactor comprises means for determining the density difference between the culture liquid and the surrounding water.05-26-2011
20110212507METHODS FOR INCREASING PRODUCT YIELDS - A non-naturally occurring microbial organism includes a microbial organism having a reductive TCA or Wood-Ljungdahl pathway in which at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding these pathway enzymes is expressed in a sufficient amount to enhance carbon flux through acetyl-CoA. A method for enhancing carbon flux through acetyl-CoA includes culturing theses non-naturally occurring microbial organisms under conditions and for a sufficient period of time to produce a product having acetyl-CoA as a building block. Another non-naturally occurring microbial organism includes at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding an enzyme expressed in a sufficient amount to enhance the availability of reducing equivalents in the presence of carbon monoxide or hydrogen, thereby increasing the yield of redox-limited products via carbohydrate-based carbon feedstock. A method for enhancing the availability of reducing equivalents in the presence of carbon monoxide or hydrogen includesculturing this organism for a sufficient period of time to produce a product.09-01-2011
20130011905INCUBATOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING IT - A movable incubator facility comprises a culture chamber which is arranged for receiving at least one cell culture, a heating arrangement by means of which the temperature of the culture chamber can be adjusted, a gas feed arrangement by means of which at least one gas can be introduced into the culture chamber, and an energy storage arrangement which is disposed for supplying the heating arrangement and/or the gas feed arrangement with electrical energy.01-10-2013
20110159572MICROORGANISMS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 1,4-BUTANEDIOL - The invention provides non-naturally occurring microbial organisms comprising a 1,4-butanediol (BDO) pathway comprising at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding a BDO pathway enzyme expressed in a sufficient amount to produce BDO. The invention additionally provides methods of using such microbial organisms to produce BDO.06-30-2011
20080248552METHOD OF CELL CULTURES AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING IT - The invention generally provides a cell culture vessel having at least one first zone and at least one second zone, wherein the first zone is a transfer zone for a culture medium which essentially contains no cells and the second zone is a cell culture zone. The invention further includes methods utilizing the cell culture vessel.10-09-2008
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