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The Rhodobacter Membrane Protein Expression System

Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This expression system has been designed to yield functional membrane proteins by coordinating synthesis of the foreign membrane proteins and the Rhodobacter membrane into which they are incorporated. Applications for this product include: drug design, testing, and delivery, crop improvement, structural and functional genomics, bioengineering, and protein therapeutics.

Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences

Technology Development Status: Commercial Product

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 8

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Rhodobacter Membrane Protein Expression System is a unique, proven, integrated, and easy-to-use system with the potential to reshape the thinking of the scientific community concerning its ability to produce and study membrane proteins efficiently.It can overexpress and purify foreign membrane proteins leading to new medications, foods and biofuels.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 707

Website: www.anl.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners