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

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE