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United States Patent Application

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A biomass containment device (BCD) and methods of measuring microbial growth or enzyme activity in the presence of insoluble substrates using the BCD is described. The BCD is compatible with microbial growth and enzyme assays, is sterilizable, is reusable, and the size can be varied to fit any container.
GARDNER, Jeffrey G. (Catonsville, MD)
15/ 602,815
May 23, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] Portions of this invention may have been made with United States Government support under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under Award Number DE-SC0014183 and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initiative for Maximizing Student Development under Award Number R25-GM55036. As such, the U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention. Portions of the invention may also have been made with support from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation.