A mathematical model for the dynamics of micro-scale production of recombinant human DNase I is formulated. In experiments extracellular production of human DNase I gene product from methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris GS115 has been achieved. A micro-scale production of recombinant human DNase I on a plug flow micro-scale reactor in steady-state was modeled mathematically. Simulation result suggests that the space time at which the maximum productivity of the gene product occurs is 37h. Micro-scale unit to separate endonuclease from cells was also designed using liquid-liquid extraction. Partition coefficient was considered in the models.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: February 23, 2003
Pages: 17 - 20
Industry sector: Medical & Biotech
Topics: Biomaterials, Informatics, Modeling & Simulation