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New Findings on Drug Development Discussed by Researchers at Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry (Fermentation technologies for the optimization of...

July 18, 2014



New Findings on Drug Development Discussed by Researchers at Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry (Fermentation technologies for the optimization of marine microbial exopolysaccharide production)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week -- Research findings on Drugs and Therapies are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Pozzuoli, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In the last decades, research has focused on the capabilities of microbes to secrete exopolysaccharides (EPS), because these polymers differ from the commercial ones derived essentially from plants or algae in their numerous valuable qualities. These biopolymers have emerged as new polymeric materials with novel and unique physical characteristics that have found extensive applications."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, "In marine microorganisms the produced EPS provide an instrument to survive in adverse conditions: They are found to envelope the cells by allowing the entrapment of nutrients or the adhesion to solid substrates. Even if the processes of synthesis and release of exopolysaccharides request high-energy investments for the bacterium, these biopolymers permit resistance under extreme environmental conditions."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Marine bacteria like Bacillus, Halomonas, Planococcus, Enterobacter, Alteromonas, Pseudoalteromonas, Vibrio, Rhodococcus, Zoogloea but also Archaea as Haloferax and Thermococcus are here described as EPS producers underlining biopolymer hyperproduction, related fermentation strategies including the effects of the chemical composition of the media, the physical parameters of the growth conditions and the genetic and predicted experimental design tools."

For more information on this research see: Fermentation technologies for the optimization of marine microbial exopolysaccharide production. Marine Drugs, 2014;12(5):3005-24 (see also Drugs and Therapies).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from I. Finore, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli, NA, Italy. Additional authors for this research include P. Di Donato, V. Mastascusa, B. Nicolaus and A. Poli.

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Pozzuoli, Technology, Drugs and Therapies.

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