,technically, has recently devised the synthesis and optimized the pilot production of a specialty polymer being tested for use in devices exposed to high temperatures and corrosive atmospheres. In addition, we are supervising the initial 3,500 gallon scale-up run and the transfer process to a facility producing 50,000 pounds annually.
A multi-step synthesis was worked out and scale-up to produce an intermediate needed by a world renowned pharmaceutical manufacturer. The initial 20 kilogram order was satisfied, and a standing order for several 100 kilogram batches per year has been issued.
A synthetic method to incorporate chromophores on an antibody that is a constituent of a new assay kit designed to detect a specific virus by calorimetric methods has been developed. The antibody assay results in substantially lower false positive and negative results in the screening of human blood, yields rapid results, and eliminates the danger of contaminating detection devices.