Accession Number : ADA264278


Title :   Biotechnology and Composite Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 1990-31 May 1991


Corporate Author : AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR COMPOSITES DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Woolsey, Barbara C ; Narayan, R ; Schiavone, R C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264278.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : Biotechnology, in general terms, is the science and engineering of using living organisms for making useful products such as pharmaceuticals, foods, fuels, chemicals, materials or in waste treatment processes and clinical and chemical analyses. It encompasses the prosaic form of using yeast cells to make bread and alcohol to the more exciting world of using recombinant DNA technology for producing critically important pharmaceuticals such as human insulin. However, the use of biotechnology in composite materials has just recently been recognized as a potential contributor to the aerospace materials and structures industry. Examples of various biotechnology fields of research that may offer potential applications are: biodegradation, biomimetics, biomining, bio-optics/ bioelectronics biosynthesis and bioprocessing. This paper will examine research in the areas of biomimetics, biosynthesis and bioprocessing.


Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA , *BIOTECHNOLOGY , INDUSTRIES , HUMANS , CHEMICALS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , STRUCTURES , LONG RANGE(TIME) , WASTE TREATMENT , BIODETERIORATION , EXOSKELETON , INSULIN , BIOENGINEERING , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , PAPER , BIOMEDICINE , BIOSYNTHESIS , HIP , BREAD , FOOD , DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS , AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , FUELS , MANMADE , YEASTS , BEHAVIOR


Subject Categories : Biology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE