Enzyme Immobilization on Delignified Bamboo Scaffolds as a Multienzyme Bioreactor


Reference #: 01643

The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for Enzyme Immobilization on Delignified Bamboo Scaffolds as a Multienzyme Bioreactor.


Enzymes are used in a multitude of industries as catalysts for production. Though enzymes have many advantages they can often be more costly than other catalyst materials and be less stable. Multi-enzyme immobilization can be used to improve the stability of enzymes and potentially make using them more cost effective.

Invention Description:

A multi-enzyme immobilization system was developed using delignified bamboo scaffold. It can be used as a scaffold or bioreactor for multi-enzyme catalysis reactions with great catalysis efficiency. The system can not only protect the enzyme from denaturation, but also offer excellent reusability. This unique system serves as a protective platform and bioreactor for highly efficient enzyme reactions. With its superior design, enzymes are shielded from degradation while maintaining exceptional reusability. Unlock the potential of multi-enzyme catalysis with this advanced technology, revolutionizing the field of enzymatic reactions.

Potential Applications:

This innovative solution addresses the challenge of economically and safely immobilizing multiple enzymes while preserving their structures and activities. By utilizing an economical and bio-safe scaffold, this invention enables the efficient and reusable immobilization of enzymes without interfering with their functionality. Additionally, the scaffold offers low non-specific binding to small molecules, enhancing the specificity of enzymatic reactions. Its versatility allows for the potential to create customized flow-reactors and other apparatus to further optimize enzymatic processes.

Advantages and Benefits:

This innovation offers several distinct advantages for potential licensees. Firstly, it provides a cost-effective solution, reducing expenses associated with enzyme immobilization. Secondly, the system exhibits potential for recycling, allowing for repeated use and minimizing material waste. Thirdly, its compatibility with enzyme structures ensures optimal enzymatic activity and efficiency. Lastly, the ease of separating the desired products simplifies the process and enhances overall productivity for licensees.

For licensing information contact:

USC Technology Commercialization Office - techcomm@mailbox.sc.edu

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Lacie Cottrill
Technology Associate
University of South Carolina
Qian Wang
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