NASA Spinoff Database: Cell Growth Enhancement

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 1992
Reference Number: JPL-SO-82
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research (npo-17517)

Exogene Corporation uses advanced technologies to enhance production of bio-processed substances like proteins, antibiotics and amino acids. Among them are genetic modification and a genetic switch. They originated in research for Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Extensive experiments in cell growth through production of hemoglobin to improve oxygen supply to cells were performed. By improving efficiency of oxygen use by cells, major operational expenses can be reduced. Greater product yields result in decreased raw material costs and more efficient use of equipment. A broad range of applications is cited.

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Page Number in Published book: 80
Manufacturer: Exogene Corporation

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