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Process for preparing high stability, high activity coatings and processes for using same

United States Patent Application

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A process for preparing high stability, high activity biocatalytic coatings is disclosed attachable to various materials and fibers, and processes for using same. The process involves attaching crossslinked enzyme aggregates to various materials and fibers forming a biocatalytic coating characterized by high biocatalytic activtity and high stability. The coated materials and fibers are useful in heterogeneous environments. The process creates a useful new biocatalytic immobilized enzyme system with potential applications in bioconversion, bioremediation, biosensors, and biofuel cells.
Kim, Jungbae (Richland, WA), Kwak, Ja Hun (Richland, WA), Grate, Jay W. (West Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland WA)
11/ 251,544
September 30, 2005
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.