Biotechnical production of fucose and fucose containing polymer

  • Eerikäinen, Tero (Principal investigator)
  • Pastinen, Ossi (Project Member)
  • Home, Veera (Project Member)
  • Jääskeläinen, Seppo (Project Member)

    Project Details


    The aim of this project is develop methods to manufacture L-fucose utilizing an exopolysaccharide producing fermentation process, and find out a way to produce D-fucose. Additional target is the mapping of the producing methods for certain commercially remarkable special or rare sugars. Developing work includes structural analysis of the exopolysaccharides, purification methods, and optimization of fermentation and downstream processes.
    Effective start/end date01/01/200031/12/2002

    Collaborative partners

    • Aalto University (lead)
    • Orion Corporation Oyj
    • Hydrios
    • Università Degli Studi di Trieste


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