Day: 13. March 2017

Asahi Kasei supports UCLA Davis group on metabolic engineering of algae for production of 2,3-butanediol

The contract is with Masako KANNO, an employee of Asahi Kasei and visiting researcher to Professor Atsumi SHOTA at UCLA Davis who have engineered Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 to improve glucose utilization, enhance CO2 fixation and increase chemical production. After modifications in glycolytic pathways and the Calvin Benson cycle to increase carbon flux and redirect […]

MAFF prepares guidelines for animal regenerative medicine

Currently, regenerative medicine targeted at dogs is being conducted as free medical treatment that can be carried out after acquiring the owner’s approval, and the number of cases is increasing. As a consequence, Japan’s veterinarian association and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) are preparing guidelines on the use of regenerative medicines by […]

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