Month: September 2015

CAS Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology develops Pichia system for sugar alcohol manufacture

The system developed by the group of MA Yanhe is based on the construction of a mutant library of Pichia anomala followed by protoplast fusion of fluorescence-labeled mutants and a chromogenic assay for high sugar alcohol producers. High-performance producers of D- arabitol, D-ribitol or D-xylitol from glucose or xylose were obtained, with maximum yields of […]

WuXi PharmaTech receives Frost & Sullivan “2015 North America Open Development Technology Leader Award”

WuXi PharmaTech has operations in both China and the US, including global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, which integrate drug discovery production services and more. They offer a cost-effective, efficient service platform to help global customers to shorten the drug and medical device development cycles, China Bio news release, Sept. 19, 2015

Group at Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University improves goat breeding for cashmere production

The group of CHEN Yulin, supported by Nanjing University’s HUANG Xingxu, used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technologies to knock out FGF5 and MSTN genes related to wool growth and myostatin in a total of 19 lambs of the Northern Shaanxi White Cashmere goat. The desired effects in terms of cashmere production and quality were observed China […]

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