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Therapeutic Perspectives of Enzyme Reactors

  • Fred R. Bernath
  • Lawrence S. Olanoff
  • Wolf R. Vieth

Abstract

The interest in employing enzymes in various types of practical applications has existed for many years. It is only within the last decade, however, that biochemists, chemical and biochemical engineers, food scientists, microbiologists, organic chemists, medical researchers, and others have cooperated in a significant interdisciplinary effort to solve the complex problems associated with the actual utilization of these superior catalysts. This effort has resulted in the development of techniques for binding enzymes to insoluble supports, methods for the design, construction, and optimization of various types of immobilized enzyme reactors and other advances that have provided a basis for a new field called enzyme engineering. Although enzyme engineering has been primarily aimed at establishing industrial applications, the technology that has been developed in this field has much to offer in the area of therapeutic medicine.

Keywords

Immobilize Enzyme Enzyme Replacement Therapy Collagen Membrane Vascular Prosthesis Therapeutic Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred R. Bernath
    • 1
  • Lawrence S. Olanoff
    • 1
  • Wolf R. Vieth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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