Research into the penicillin biosynthesis, side chain precursors for the development of new penicillins and optimization of the current production process.
Research into the formulation, shelf-life, sugar tolerance, cold-water resistance, keepability and gas production of baker's yeast.
Block yeast and liquid yeast from competitive yeast production companies from all over the world was subjected to comparative study in order to obtain a good benchmark.
Ambient air quality
Method development for measuring concentrations of damaging and smog causing compounds in ambient air present in the immediate vicinity of highways (exhaust gases). After concentration of components present in ambient air on Tenax (a porous polymer), the components were separated and their concentration measured using gas chromatography.
Cosmetics: Research into the effect of simulated sunlight on the color stability of hair dye. The most interesting products were tested by a hairdresser on a volunteer.
Development of new and improved formulations of anti-dandruff shampoos and shaving cream.
Research on making available essential minerals in food for humans and animals. Phosphate, calcium, zinc and magnesium, present in for instance whole meal bread becomes available for absorption into the body by using phytase. The release of calcium may be important for the prevention of osteoporosis in aging. The additional feed of phosphate to livestock can be reduced.
Study of the hydrolysis of waste streams that origin from cereals and maize cultivation by means of cellulases. From acid pretreated corn Stover glucose is liberated as a carbon source that is used for the production of bioethanol by yeast.
Research serving drug registration in relation to the metabolism of skin preparations of Locoid in the treatment of acne. Metabolites in the blood, which may originate from Locoid were extracted, derivatized, concentrated and measured using gas or liquid chromatographic separation techniques.
Focal point proces computers at DSM-Gist in Delft.
Contact for the separate removal of the ML-I laboratory waste streams.