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Non-toxigenic clostridium difficile spores for use in oral vaccination
Described are non-toxigenic clostridium difficile strains and spores. Also described are vaccines comprising the clostridium difficile spores.

Lactobacillus fermentum bacteria with antifungal activity
The present invention relates to a bacterium of the species lactobacillus fermentum having the ability to inhibit the growth of the fungus penicillium solitum deposited under the accession no.: dsm32093 or the growth of the fungus penicillium brevicompactum deposited under the accession no.: dsm32094 by at least 50%. The inhibitory activity can be determined in an assay comprising: (1) preparing a fermented milk product by: (a) inoculating a milk with the lactobacillus fermentum in a concentration of at least 107 cfu/g and with a starter culture, (b) fermenting until a p h of 4.6 is reached, and (c) solidifying the fermented milk by the addition of agar; (2) generating at least one spot of the p.
Chr. Hansen A/s


Apparatus and method to read biological indicator
A method for detecting biological activity in a biological indicator comprises the steps of providing a known quantity of spores containing a fixed number of copies of an enzyme and a liquid growth medium comprising substrates of the enzyme. The enzyme substrates have a first emission spectrum, and are configured to be converted by the enzyme to substrate derivatives having a second emission spectrum.
Ethicon, Inc.


Disinfecting composition with hydrogen peroxide and process for disinfecting surfaces
The present invention relates to a volatile, almost residue free hydrogen peroxide based antimicrobial composition, with enhanced biocidal efficacy, which can be applied as a penetrating and durable, fine aerosol, that has superior strength with respect to decontaminating buildings infected with bacteria, fungi, virus or fungal or bacterial spores.. .

Antimicrobial composition having efficacy against endospores
A sporicidal composition has a moderately low ph and includes a glycosidase and the dissocia-tion product of at least one inorganic oxidizing agent. High effective solute concentrations can enhance the efficacy of the composition.
Next Science Ip Holdings Pty Ltd


Compositions and methods having improved efficacy against spores and other organisms
Compositions and methods for the disinfection of surfaces are provided. The compositions include an alcohol and a peracid.
Gojo Industries, Inc.


Edible vaccination against microbial pathogens
The present invention relates to animals and more specifically to insects. In more details the invention relates to an edible composition or insect artificial diet comprising bacteria, fungi or any fragment or spore thereof for use as a vaccine in preventing a microbial disease or infection in an insect.
Helsingin Yliopisto


Method for producing haploid, dihaploid and doubled haploid plants by isolated microspore culture
The present invention relates to a method for producing haploid, dihaploid, polyhaploid and/or doubled haploid plants of the family cucurbitaceae from isolated microspores, wherein said method comprises a) culturing isolated microspores to obtain embryos competent for plant regeneration, wherein the microspores have been isolated from plant material of a donor plant of the family cucurbitaceae; and b) regenerating plants from the embryos; wherein step (a) comprises contacting the microspores with one or more inhibitor of histone deacetylase (hdaci) and one or more polyamine. The present invention also relates to a method for producing haploid, dihaploid, polyhaploid and/or doubled haploid embryos, to related kits and compositions, and to plants obtained according to the methods..
Vilmorin & Cie


Fusion proteins and methods for stimulating plant growth, protecting plants, and immobilizing bacillus spores on plants
The present invention is generally directed to fusion proteins containing a targeting sequence that targets the fusion protein to the exosporium of a bacillus cereus family member. The invention also relates to recombinant bacillus cereus family members expressing such fusion proteins and formulations containing the recombinant bacillus cereus family members expressing the fusion proteins.
Spogen Biotech Inc.


Compositions and methods
Disclosed herein are therapeutic compositions containing non-pathogenic, germination-competent bacterial spores, for the prevention, control, and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, disorders and conditions and for general nutritional health.. .
Seres Therapeutics, Inc.


Compositions for the restoration of a fecal microbiota and methods for making and using them

In alternative embodiments, the invention provides compositions and methods for treating various disorders and conditions in mammals, including chronic disorders in which there is a presence of an abnormal microbiota or an abnormal distribution of microflora in the gastrointestinal tract. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides liquid preparations or formulations derived from a human fecal material (e.g., a stool) processed, e.g., filtered and/or centrifuged, such that all bacteria, fungal spores and viruses are removed, but retaining the native biologically active molecules from the fecal material and bacteriophages.
Sunglory Beheer B.v.

Method for sterilizing packaged or partially packaged or partially sealed consumable items and storage containers and outer packages used for this

Presented are a method for sterilising packaged, partially packaged, or partially sealed consumable items, such as plastic opening and/or closing elements for subsequent use with beverage or food packaging, by means of a treatment agent having a disinfectant, and storage containers and outer packagings that can be used for this purpose. The method can be designed and further developed so that contamination of the consumable items with germ-forming spores is reliably excluded.
Sig Technology Ag

New product

The invention provides an agrochemical composition comprising: (a) one or more fatty acids or derivatives thereof; and (b) a strain, culture, culture filtrate, spores or mycelia of a species of a fungus or oomycete, or a metabolite produced by a species of a fungus or oomycete, which strain, culture, culture filtrate, spores, mycelia or metabolite directly or indirectly (i) inhibits the growth or reproduction of plant pathogens or (ii) kills plant pathogens. Also provided is a method for controlling fungi or oomycetes at a locus, a method for promoting growth in a plant and a method for controlling nematodes at a locus..
Alpha Biopesticides Limited

Microorganism loaded aggregate and manufacturing methods

The invention is directed to compositions, tools and methods for the manufacture of construction materials, masonry, solid structures and compositions to facilitate dust control. More particularly, the invention is directed to the manufacture of bricks, masonry and other solid structures using small amount of aggregate material that is pre-loaded with spores and/or vegetative bacterial cells..
Biomason, Inc.

Beverage and food production using greek yogurt acid whey

A method of producing a beverage base or a component for a beverage or a food, providing greek yogurt acid whey which has been obtained by separating the whey from greek yogurt during a manufacturing process for the greek yogurt; removing from the acid whey particulate material having a particle size of greater than 10 μm; filtering the whey, directly or indirectly thus obtained to remove from the whey any bacteria and germinated bacterial spores therein having a molecular mass of at least 10,000 daltons, the filtering being through a filter having a pore size of no greater than 1 μm; and filtering the whey, directly or indirectly thus obtained to remove from the whey any enzymes therein having a molecular mass of at least 1,000 daltons, the filtering being through a filter having a pore size of no greater than 0.1 μm.. .
The Concentrate Manufacturing Company Of Ireland

Soil treatment

The present invention relates to compositions and formulations for soil disinfection against a wide spectrum of plant pathogens and pests. More particularly, the formulation comprising (i) peracids, such as peracetic acid and an (ii) anionic surfactant, such as capryleth-9 carboxylic acid is synergistically effective in treatment of soil to control plant parasitic nematodes and soil-borne plant pathogens such as bacteria, spores and fungi..
Peroxychem Llc

Media compositions for promoting bacterial and fungal growth

Methods and compositions for enhancing or promoting germination of bacterial spores, and yeasts are disclosed herein. The composition of the present invention comprises an extract obtained from banana or any member belonging to the genus musa that may be used alone or in a growth medium to promote and enhance germination of bacterial spores, growth of bacterial, yeast, and fungal cell cultures..
Texas Tech University System

Methods and compositions for controlling fungus and fungal spores and improving plant quality

Methods and compositions for controlling or reducing fungal spores in a plant or crop. The disclosure further provides for compositions and methods of improving turfgrass and/or ornamental grass quality..
Bayer Cropscience Lp

Bacillus mucilaginosus and high-density fermentation method and use thereof

This invention discloses a mutated strain of wild type bacillus mucilaginosus hscup-76-8 and a high-density fermentation method thereof. The mutated strain hscup-76-8 was assigned an accession no.
Shanxi Green Biotechnology Industry Co., Ltd.

Methods and compositions to reduce peanut-induced anaphylaxis

The present disclosure provides compositions comprising recombinant bacterial spores. The present disclosure is also directed to vaccine based compositions, which include recombinant bacterial spores that express ctb and a peanut protein(s) on their surfaces.

Compositions and methods with efficacy against spores and other organisms

Compositions and methods for the disinfection of surfaces are provided. The compositions include at least about 40 weight percent of a c1-6 alcohol, and a primary enhancer selected from protein denaturants.
Gojo Industries, Inc.

Method for quantitative monitoring of endospores in aqueous environment of a paper or board mill

The invention relates to a method for quantitative monitoring of bacterial endospores in an aqueous environment of a paper or board mill. The method comprises at least the following steps: obtaining at least a first aqueous sample originating from the industrial aqueous environment; destroying bacteria in vegetative form in the first sample by a suitable treatment, preferably by heating the first sample to a desired temperature; adding intercalating agent (such as pma) to the treated first sample and allowing it to interact (e.g.
Kemira Oyj

Composition and methods to control the outgrowth of pathogens and spoilage microorganisms in high moisture and low sodium systems

A method of inhibiting the outgrowth of pathogens and spoilage microorganisms in food and beverage products having a moisture content of about 38-80% by weight, a salt content of less than about 5.0% by weight, and a ph range of about 4.6 to about 8.5. The application of an organic acid or its salt with a fermentation derived antimicrobial peptide offers a robust solution to curtail growth of spores and vegetative cells without the need for chemicals, such as sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate or sorbate..
Kerry Luxembourg S.à.r.l.

Methods, formulations, and kits for bacterial degradation

Methodologies, formulations, and kits suitable for decontaminating environments containing bacterial spores by degrading the spores. Formulations contain papain and at least one germinant.
Loyola University Of Chicago

Obtaining the genotype of a male gametic cell

Methods and compositions to genotype microspores and/or pollen grains are provided. Methods provided include using meiotically-related products to non-destructively determine the genotype of one of the meiotically-related products such that it can be further used.
Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc.

Fungi-bacteria composite microecologics and methods for preparing and using the same

A method for preparing a fungi-bacteria composite microecologics, including: cultivating and conducting high-density fermentations of zoogloea sp. Hj1 which has been deposited in china center for type culture collection (cctcc) with an accession number: cctcc no.

Inhibiting germination of clostridium perfringens spores to reduce necrotic enteritis

Provided herein are materials and methods useful for reducing, preventing, and/or inhibiting germination of c. Perfringens spores, including methods for inhibiting c.

Remote access plant pathogen management

Remote access methods and systems for plant pathogen (e.g., fungi or fungus-like organisms) assessment and management, and uses thereof, in particular for real-time agricultural applications, are described herein. In embodiments, the method and systems combine the capture of pathogenic spores (e.g., by impaction on an adhesive surface), laboratory analysis to identify the spores (e.g., by microscopy and/or pgr), collecting weather data, determining the level of risk for each pathogen, and providing an output to a user, who may for example access such risk data remotely as a risk report.
9087-4405 QuÉbec Inc.

Fusion proteins, recombinant bacteria, and exosporium fragments for animal health and aquaculture

Fusion proteins, recombinant bacillus cereus family members that express fusion proteins, and exosporium fragments derived from spores of the recombinant bacillus cereus family members are provided. Compositions comprising the spores or exosporium fragments are also provided.
Spogen Biotech Inc.

Methods and assays of bacterial spores

Described herein are methods and apparatus for assays of bacterial spores. In particular, methods and apparatus for lateral flow immunoassay for bacterial spore detection and quantification, live/dead assay for bacterial spores, lifetime-gated measurements of bacterial spores and imaging bacterial spores using an active pixel sensor, and unattended monitoring of bacterial spores in the air are described..
California Institute Of Technology

Multivalent stable vaccine composition and methods of making same

Stable immunogenic composition capable of eliciting a robust and durable immune response yielding a measurable increase in neutralizing antibodies at least 200 days post-administration, comprising at least one antigen consisting of a ribosome inactivating protein and at least one antigen comprising a toxin derived from bacterial spores. Method making and using a stable immunogenic composition capable of eliciting a stable immune response yielding a measurable increase in neutralizing antibodies at least 200 days post-administration, comprising providing an immunogenic composition comprising at least one antigen comprising a ribosome inactivating protein and at least one antigen comprising a toxin derived from bacterial spores and administering the immunogenic composition to an individual..
Anthura B.v.

Bacillus megaterium recombinant protein expression system

The present invention relates to isolated or purified asporogenous bacillus megaterium (b. Megaterium) strains comprising a b.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Isolated strain of clonostachys rosea for use as a biological control agent

Described is an isolated strain of the fungus colonostachys rosea termed bvt cr-7 useful as a biological control agent for the treatment of plants. The isolated strain, formulations comprising said strain and/or spores derived from said strain may be applied to plants or plant materials in order to improve plant yield, to improve plant growth, or for the treatment or prevention of diseases or pathogens in the plant..
Bee Vectoring Technology Inc.

Method and sterilizing and disinfecting air and surfaces and protecting a zone from external microbial contamination

This invention relates to a method, process and apparatus for disinfecting and sterilizing all types of surfaces contaminated with microorganisms and toxic substances to render both inactive. Furthermore, this invention relates to both a method and apparatus for disinfecting and/or sterilizing breathable air and then using this air to protect a confined space from external contamination.

Engineered water nanostructures (ewns) and uses thereof

Various embodiments of the present invention relate to, among other things, systems for generating engineered water nanostructures (ewns) comprising reactive oxygen species (ros) and methods for inactivating at least one of viruses, bacteria, bacterial spores, and fungi in or on a wound of a subject in need thereof or on produce by applying ewns to the wound or to the produce.. .

Composition essentially free of water and comprising at least one spore forming fungal biological control agent, a polyether-modified trisiloxane and fumed or precipitated silica

The present invention relates to a liquid composition comprising at least one biological control agent wherein said biological control agent is spores of a spore forming fungus, a polyether-modified trisiloxane and fumed silica or precipitated silica, wherein said composition is essentially free of water, said composition being useful in plant protection.. .

Phenotypic engineering of spores

The biological functionality of living microbial spores is modified using phenotypic engineering to endow the resulting modified spores with novel functionality that extends the usefulness of the spores for a variety of practical applications including, for example, sterility testing, the release of active compounds, and cell-based biosensing systems. An embodiment entails engineering bacillus spores to acquire synthetic new functions that enable the modified spores to sense and rapidly transduce specific germination signals in their surroundings.
Bcr Diagnostics, Inc.

Nutrient rich germinant composition and spore incubation method

A nutrient-germinant composition to aid in spore germination and a method for increased spore germination efficiency. The composition comprises l-amino acids, d-glucose and/or d-fructose, a phosphate buffer, an industrial preservative, and may include bacteria spores or they may be separately combined for germination.
Nch Corporation

Immunomodulation using spores and pollen grains

The present invention includes compositions, methods of making and using the compositions for modulating the immune response in a subject by providing a vaccine composition having a pollen or spore disposed in a pharmaceutical carrier for delivery to a subject, wherein the pollen or spore comprises multiple pores that connect an outer surface of the pollen/spore to an inner cavity and one or more antigens disposed on the outer surface, in the inner cavity, in the multiple pores, or a combination thereof, wherein the one or more antigens modulate an immune responses in the subject.. .
Texas Tech University System

Compositions for photodynamic control of infection

The present invention relates to compositions for the photodynamic control of micro-organisms wherein the compositions comprise a photosensitiser which comprises a dyestuff and produces singlet oxygen when irradiated by means of light for the disinfection and sterilization of materials, commodities and surfaces contaminated with one or more species of micro-organisms including bacteria, fungi, algae, yeasts, bacterial spores and fungal spores.. .
Purepurge, Inc.

Method and system of cultivating cordyceps

The present invention relates to a system and method of cultivating cordyceps, specifically, provided herein is a system of cultivating cordyceps comprising: a hepialus moth trapping device; a hepialus moth eggs screening device, wherein the device is connected with the hepialus moth trapping device; an ascospores-collecting device; a mycelia-preparing device; a conidia-preparing device; an infection device, wherein the device is connected with the ascospores-collecting device, the mycelia-preparing device and the conidia-preparing device; and a feeding device, wherein the device is connected with the hepialus moth eggs screening device and the infection device. And also provided is a method of using the system to cultivate cordyceps..
Yichang Shanchengshuidu Cordyceps Co., Ltd.

Method for preparing solid trichoderma seed from direct fermentation of crop straws with trichoderma, and product prepared by using the same

A method for preparing a solid trichoderma seed from direct fermentation of crop straws with trichoderma, and a product prepared by using the same. The method includes adding a liquid amino acid to the crop straws, adjusting the initial ph to 3.0-4.0, and inoculating a liquid trichoderma seed for solid fermentation.
Nanjing Agricultural University

Compositions for the restoration of a fecal microbiota and methods for making and using them

In alternative embodiments, the invention provides compositions and methods for treating various disorders and conditions in mammals, including chronic disorders in which there is a presence of an abnormal microbiota or an abnormal distribution of microflora in the gastrointestinal tract. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides liquid preparations or formulations derived from a human fecal material (e.g., a stool) processed, e.g., filtered and/or centrifuged, such that all bacteria, fungal spores and viruses are removed, but retaining the native biologically active molecules from the fecal material and bacteriophages.
Crestovo Llc

Sporicidal composition

A sporicidal composition includes an acidified short or medium chain, linear or branched alcohol having a ph effective to promote killing of spore forming bacteria and bacterial spores.. .
Case Western Reserve University

System and methods for detecting and remediating mold

The present disclosure relates to systems for detecting, treating, comparing and testing for mold, mold spores and mold fragments physically present or in the air of an environment. Methods for remediating the effects of mold are also described herein..

Method for prolonging the viability of fungal spores in liquid formulations

The present invention relates to a method for prolonging spore viability of fungal spores present in a liquid formulation, comprising (a) packaging said formulation in a suitable container; (b) reducing oxygen exposure of the spores in said formulation as compared to oxygen exposure of said spores when said formulation is in contact with air; and (c) closing or sealing said container. The invention further relates to a closed container comprising a liquid formulation within said container, said formulation comprising fungal spores, wherein the spores in said formulation have reduced oxygen exposure as compared to oxygen exposure of said spores when said formulation is in contact with air..
Bayer Cropscience Biologics Gmbh

Apparatus to control reaction of peroxide and alkaline

The present invention relates to an apparatus designed to control the application of the previously uncontrollable reaction of a peroxide composition and an alkaline composition, and accurately maintain the desired composition ratios for removal of and destruction of microbiological and organic contamination on a surface safely and without waste of the materials. The apparatus may also be used to maintain the highest demulsifying and antimicrobial activity of an organic acid composition blended with a peroxide composition by limiting contact time and the level of degradation of the components of the organic acid composition.

Ether amines for enhanced sporicidal performance

A composition and method are used to treat articles suspected of contamination with bacterial spores. The composition and method are effective against bacterial spores selected from c.
Ecolab Usa Inc.

System and process for destroying c. botulinum spores in pressed beverage using thermal pascalization

A system and process for destroying c. Botulinum spores in ready to drink beverages is presented.
Pressed Juicery, Llc

Conteneur oxo-biodegradable antimicrobien

An oxo-biodegradable antimicrobial receptacle for organic waste or waste from care activities which comprises a layer comprising low density polyethylene, an oxo-biodegradation additive at between 0.2 and 2.2% by weight and an antimicrobial additive at between 0.2 and 2.2% by weight, distributed in the polyethylene. It affords a period of preservation, in the dark, of at least 3 years, preferably 5 years, at a temperature not exceeding 30° c.
Cleanis

Wipe for killing spores

This invention relates to a wipe for killing spores comprising an absorbent sheet holding an aqueous composition and a sealed package containing the absorbent sheet, wherein the aqueous composition comprises water, an antimicrobial agent and a peroxide. The invention also relates to a process for killing spores using the above-indicated wipe..
The Rural Development Administration, Republic Of Korea

Nanostructured spore carrier

Spore carriers suitable for use in biological indicators are described. The spore carriers include a substrate such as polymeric film or non-woven web with a hydrophilic nanostructured layer bonded to it.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Stable compositions of uncomplexed iodine and methods of use

The present invention is directed to a composition in solution (often, an aqueous solution) which comprises a combination of molecular iodine (i2) and an acceptable source of iodate (io3), and an acid (inorganic or organic), wherein iodide and iodate are present in the composition at a molar ratio of about 0.1 to about 25, the concentration of uncomplexed molecular iodine is a disinfectant, biocidal and/or antimicrobial (depending upon the end use of the composition) effective amount the concentration of acid in the composition is effective to provide a buffering ph in the composition ranging from about 1.5 to about 6.5. Compositions according to the present invention are storage stable for unexpectedly long periods of time (up to about 5 years), and find use as disinfecting solutions, as germicides and/or biocides (e.g.
Iotech International, Inc.

Hypochlorite based hard surface disinfectants

A disinfectant includes a source of chlorine, a buffer system, a ph adjuster, and a polar carrier. The disinfectant has a ph of 9.9-11 and activity against clostridium difficile spores and mycobacterium within a 3 minute kill time.
Metrex Research, Llc

Use of iron oxide nanoparticle in inhibiting spore germination of clostridium difficile

Disclosed herein is a use of fe3-δo4 nanoparticle in inhibiting the spore germination of clostridium difficile. The fe3-δo4 nanoparticle specifically targets the spores of clostridium difficile spores by damaging and breaking the intact structure of the clostridium difficile spores.

Compositions and methods

Disclosed herein are therapeutic compositions containing non-pathogenic, germination-competent bacterial spores, for the prevention, control, and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, disorders and conditions and for general nutritional health.. .
Seres Therapeutics, Inc.

Distributed biological monitoring system

A system for the detection of biological markers over a distributed area is disclosed. The system utilizes a fleet of mobile platforms, which are pseudo randomly distributed over a geographic region.

Self-contained biological indicator

A scbi useful in ambient air pressure systems is disclosed. The scbi includes a body which serves as the culture tube, a glass media ampoule, an inoculated stainless steel disc positioned on the top of the glass media ampoule so that the spores are close to the top/opening of the scbi, filter paper on the top of the body and overlying the disc, and a cap..
Mesa Laboratories, Inc.

In situ biomass generator with automated disinfection

A self-contained biomass generator configured for use in growing and discharging bacteria at or near an intended use site and having a housing containing a bacteria growth chamber; water and air inlets; receptacles and solenoid pumps for liquids containing bacteria spores, nutrient, defoamer and disinfectant; a recirculation pump; air pump; water heater; manifold; a dosing pump configured to dispense controlled amounts of bacteria; and a programmable electronic controller configured to operate the device through a plurality of bacteria growth cycles and to disinfect the wetted internal surfaces between growth cycles without requiring service or operator intervention. A process for using the biomass generator is also disclosed..
Nch Corporation

Graft copolymer functionalized article

Guanidinyl ligand-functionalized polymers, methods of making the same, and substrates bearing a grafted coating of the ligand-functional polymers are described. The grafted polymer has the requisite affinity for binding neutral or negatively charged biomaterials, such as cells, cell debris, bacteria, spores, viruses, nucleic acids, endotoxins and proteins, at ph's near or below the pi's of the biomaterials..
3m Innovative Properties Company

Control of arthropod infestation

A dry powder formulation comprising spores of an entomopathogenic fungus that has activity against arthropods that infest dry commodity storage areas, wherein the spores are present in an amount of 2 to 5% w/w of the formulation; particles of an industrial mineral in an amount of 80 to 88% w/w of the formulation and having a volume mean diameter of ≧5 μm; and electret particles in an amount of 10 to 15% w/w of the formulation, and uses thereof.. .
Exosect Limited

Methods of eliminating spores

An acidic aqueous composition having a ph of from 1 to 4, for elimination of spores of spore forming bacteria, comprises from 100 to 2000 ppm dissolved chlorine dioxide, and a surfactant system having a wetting effect and a spore solubilising effect. The surfactant system comprises at least two hydrocarbon ionic surfactants stable for oxidation at the acidic ph, of which at least two surfactants have a difference in hydrocarbon chain length of at least four carbon atoms and are anionic surfactants at a ph of from 1 to 4, selected from the group consisting of soluble salts of alkyl sulphates, alkyl sulphonates, alkyl aryl sulphonates, and aryl sulphonates, having between 6 and 25 carbon atoms in the alkyl chains.
Lifeclean International Ab

Methods and solutions including additives and stabilizers for killing or deactivating spores

Exemplary methods and systems for killing or deactivating spores include applying a fluid containing an additive to a surface containing a spore; and applying direct or indirect plasma to the surface for a period of time.. .

Respirator without breathing resistance

The present invention relates to a respirator without breathing resistance, which has an air inlet duct that passes through an inside and an outside of the respirator and that has asymmetrical electrodes and particle capturing plates formed on an inner surface of the air inlet duct; ozone removing element that removes ozone generated by micro-plasma; and high voltage dc-dc converter that provides high voltage to the asymmetrical electrodes. It employs asymmetrical electrodes and particle capturing plates to filter air without generating breathing resistance.
Korea University Research And Business Foundation

Fusion proteins and methods for stimulating plant growth, protecting plants from pathogens, and immobilizing bacillus spores on plant roots

The present invention is generally directed to fusion proteins containing a targeting sequence that targets the fusion protein to the exosporium of a bacillus cereus family member. The invention also relates to recombinant bacillus cereus family members expressing such fusion proteins, formulations containing the recombinant bacillus cereus family members expressing the fusion proteins.
Spogen Biotech Inc.

Enhancer compositions for agricultural chemicals and agricultural chemical compositions

The present invention provides an agricultural chemical enhancer composition comprising a mixture of (a) a fermentation product of one or more of red beans, peas, yellow corn, white corn, white rice, yucca, potatoes, manioc root, starch from vegetables sources, inorganic minerals, non-iodized sea salt, urea or another equivalent nitrogen source, biodynamic water and an inoculum selected from the group consisting of bacillus microorgasnisms or spores and yeast; and (b) an essential oil such as banana oil, cinnamon oil, coconut oil, vanilla oil and mixtures thereof; and urea or another equivalent nitrogen source and an extract of a plant material selected from the group consisting of marranero fern foliage (pteridium aquilinum), cola de caballo (horsetail fern) leaves (esquisetum arvense), powdered cinnamon (cinnamomum zeylanicum), garlic cloves (allium sativum), tabasco pepper fruits (capsicum frutescens), pasto kikuyo seeds (pennisetum clandestinum) and mixtures thereof. The enhancer of the invention is combined with agrochemicals to augment their activity..

Bacteria and enzymes produced therefrom and methods of using same

A bacteria referred to here as bacillus subtilis 6a-1 is provided, compositions thereof and processes for use of the bacteria, spores, cells, extracts and enzymes. The compositions which comprise the bacteria, spores, cells, extracts and/or enzymes are capable of degrading polysaccharides.
Agri-king, Inc.

Bacterial spore based energy system

A method and system for providing an engine for producing mechanical energy through the absorption and evaporation of moisture uses a hygroscopic material in one or more configurations to do mechanical work. The hygroscopic material can include microbial spores, plant cells and cell materials, silk and hydrogel materials that absorb moisture and expand or swell when exposed to high relative humidity environments and shrink or return to nearly their original size or shape when exposed to low relative humidity environments wherein the moisture evaporates and is released.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Compositions and methods for multipurpose disinfection and sterilization solutions

The present disclosure discloses compositions and methods for multipurpose disinfection and sterilization solutions broadly effective against multiple microbial pathogens. The present disclosure demonstrates broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against environmental and pathogenic amoeba, bacterial spores, vegetative bacteria, fungi, rickettsia, viruses, parasites and toxic microbial products.
The Administrators Of The Tulane Educational Fund

Chemical inactivation of bacillus anthracis spores in soil

A method of inactivating b antracis spores in a contaminated target environment by: exposing the environment containing said spores to an effective amount of persulfate in solution and an oxidation agent, and allowing the persulfate solution and oxidation agent to remain in contact with the environment containing said spores for sufficient time to inactivate the spores.. .
Battelle Memorial Institute

Method and detecting and discriminating biological from non-biological species

This invention concerns the field of sample identification, in particular a method and apparatuses for identifying or discriminating biological species from non biological species, both as individual particles and as components of a composition, by pump-probe fluorescence spectroscopy for time-resolved detection or imaging. The method uses the finding that the uv-induced fluorescence of biological molecules is varied, in particular is depleted, by the addition of visible radiation, whereas this does not occur with non-biological organic molecules.
University Of Geneva

Methods and compositions for inhibiting clostridium difficile spore germination and outgrowth

Certain bile acids, including novel bile acids, and derivatives thereof can be used to inhibit the germination of c. Difficile spores and/or the growth of c.
Tufts University

Microbiological growth media and methods of using the same

The present invention features general-purpose microbiological growth media capable of supporting growth of microorganisms on membranes. The media contain casein digest, soybean digest, animal tissue digest, yeast extract, dextrose, a phosphate buffer, hemin, and l-cystine.
Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc.

System and production of shelf stable probiotics for animal nutrition enhancement

Provided are shelf-stable probiotic compositions comprising endospores of bacillus with desirable characteristics such as acid resistance, high temperature tolerance, and high levels of phytase, α-amylase, cellulolytic and/or protease enzyme activities. Methods for their use, e.g.
The Board Of Regents For Oklahoma State University

Biological compositions, articles and methods for monitoring sterilization processes

A sterility indicating composition comprising a plurality of sterilization process resistant spores; a germination medium comprising a sub-lethal amount of at least one cell-permeant nucleic acid-interacting fluorescent dye and at least one nutrient for germination of the spores; wherein the at least one cell-permeant fluorescent dye can interact with nucleic acids present in and produced by the plurality of spores during germination or during germination and outgrowth of the spores to produce an increase in fluorescence intensity, indicating that viable spores are present, and wherein the cell-permeant fluorescent dye is sufficiently stable at least at a temperature for incubating the spores to produce the increase in fluorescence intensity, a sterilization process indicator comprising the composition, and a method of determining the effectiveness of a sterilization process using the composition and indicator are disclosed.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company

New anti-clostridium compounds

The present invention relates to compounds having a backbone structure for use as antibiotic, more specifically use against infections with gram positive bacteria, preferably clostridium, more preferably c. Difficile or c.
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-natuurweten Schappelijk Onderzoek Tno

Control of arthropod infestation using particles comprising an entomopathogen and wax

Composite particles containing hydrophobic particles and spores of an entomopathogenic fungus that are capable of germinating on the cuticle of a grain storage arthropod, dry powder compositions comprising such composite particles, methods of producing such compositions and methods and uses thereof.. .
Exosect Limited

Methods of treatment of c. difficile spores with ramoplanin

The present disclosure relates generally to methods of treatment of clostridium difficile-associated disorders and/or c. Difficile spores in the gastrointestinal tract by administering ramoplanin or a pharmaceutical formulation thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising ramoplanin, and therapeutic uses thereof in treating clostridium difficile-associated disorders and/or c.
Nanotherapeutics, Inc.

Methods for sterilization and/or disinfection

Methods for killing spores include contacting the spores with an aqueous solution containing performic acid. The contacting occurs at a temperature of less than or equal to about 35° c.
Performance Packaging Of Nevada, Llc

P-phenylene ethynylene compounds as bioactive and detection agents

Various embodiments relate to p-phenylene ethynylene compounds as bioactive and detection agents. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of inducing germination of microbial spores including contacting the microbial spores with a p-phenylene ethynylene compound.

Method and detecting and quantifying bacterial spores on a surface

A method and an apparatus for detecting and quantifying bacterial spores on a surface. In accordance with the method: bacterial spores are transferred from a place of origin to a test surface, the test surface comprises lanthanide ions.
California Institute Of Technology

Multivalent stable vaccine composition and methods of making same

Stable immunogenic composition capable of eliciting a robust and durable immune response yielding a measurable increase in neutralizing antibodies at least 200 days post-administration, comprising at least one antigen consisting of a ribosome inactivating protein and at least one antigen comprising a toxin derived from bacterial spores. Method making and using a stable immunogenic composition capable of eliciting a stable immune response yielding a measurable increase in neutralizing antibodies at least 200 days post-administration, comprising providing an immunogenic composition comprising at least one antigen comprising a ribosome inactivating protein and at least one antigen comprising a toxin derived from bacterial spores and administering the immunogenic composition to an individual..
Soligenix, Inc.

Nylon-3 polymers active against clostridium difficile

A method and corresponding composition to inhibit outgrowth of c. Difficile spores and/or to inhibit growth of c.
Emory University

Wipe for killing spores

This invention relates to a wipe for killing spores comprising an absorbent sheet holding an aqueous composition and a sealed package containing the absorbent sheet, wherein the aqueous composition comprises water, an antimicrobial agent and a peroxide. The invention also relates to a process for killing spores using the above-indicated wipe..
American Sterilizer Company

Solid-state biological reaction device and preparing filamentous organism spores by using the same

A solid-state biological reaction device, comprising a main tank body and a collector is provided. A top air outlet, a bottom air inlet and a material entrance and exit are provided on the main tank body.
Tianjin Institute Of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Acadamy Of Sciences

Proportioner-ready bioenzymatic concentrated cleaning product

A concentrated bioenzymatic cleaning product is provided which maintains a homogenous composition under static conditions and does not require shaking or mixing prior to dilution. The concentrated bioenzymatic cleaning product includes bacillus spores, a suspending and/or rheology modifying agent, an odor control agent, a ph adjuster, and water.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Nanocarrier based plant transfection and transduction

The present invention provides a novel method for the transduction and/or transfection of plant cells. Cell-penetrating peptides (cpps) have been successfully employed as nanocarriers to deliver proteins and oligonucleotides to single plant cell microspores as well as multi-cellular zygotic embryos.
Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of Canada As Represented By The Minister Of Agriculture And Agr

Process for preparing polyphenylene ether microspore dispersion

A process for preparing ppe microspore dispersion includes steps of: dissolving a high-molecular polyphenylene ether in a first solvent at 45-110° c. To form a dissolution liquid; adding processing aids and well mixing the dissolution liquid into a dispersed phase; cooling the dissolution liquid to 42-80° c., and adding a second solvent to generate ppe microspores via ppe to wrap around the processing aids; cooling the dissolution liquid to 0-40° c.
Nan Ya Plastics Corporation

Method of treating fruit pressing residue

A method of treating fruit pressing residue to avoid formation of germ-buds and mold, more particularly aflatoxins, is disclosed. The treatment includes storing fruit pressing residue (pomace) at a controlled temperature, and calibrating the residue to a homogeneous size.

Post-harvest coating for fresh produce

An antimicrobial coating material for post-harvest coating of produce includes a mixture of an acid component and a film-forming carbohydrate. A method for post-harvest treatment of produce includes applying a coating material onto produce after harvest and cleaning, thereby producing an antimicrobial coating in the form of an encapsulating film on the surface of the produce.
Jones-hamilton Co.

Composition and methods to control the outgrowth of pathogens and spoilage microorganisms in high moisture and low sodium systems

The invention describes a method of inhibiting the outgrowth of pathogens and spoilage microorganisms in high moisture (65-80% by weight) and low salt (<2.0% by weight) nutrient dense environments with a ph range of 5.5 to 8.5. The application of an organic acid or its salt with a fermentation derived antimicrobial peptide offers a robust solution to curtail growth of spores and vegetative cells without the need for chemicals such as sodium nitrite or nitrate..
Kerry Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

Lactobacillus plantarum inducia dsm 21379 as enhancer of cellular immunity, hypocholesterolemic and anti-oxidative agent and antimicrobial agent against clostridium difficile

A microorganism strain lactobacillus plantarum inducia dsm 21379 for use as hypocholesterolemic, antimicrobial and anti-oxidative agent and as enhancer of the natural defense potential of a subject. L.
Tervisliku Pllma Biotehnoloogiate Arenduskeskus OÜ (bio-competence Centre Of

System and methods for continuous propagation and mass production of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in liquid culture

The present invention relates to a method and a system for the production of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (amf). More specifically, the invention described herein relates to a method and a system for the continuous in vitro culture of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, preferably including steps of harvesting and/or passaging.
Symplanta Gmbh & Co Kg

Apparatus to control reaction of peroxide and alkaline

The present invention relates to an apparatus designed to control the application of the previously uncontrollable reaction of a peroxide composition and an alkaline composition, and accurately maintain the desired composition ratios for removal of and destruction of microbiological and organic contamination on a surface safely and without waste of the materials. The apparatus may also be used to maintain the highest demulsifying and antimicrobial activity of an organic acid composition blended with a peroxide composition by limiting contact time and the level of degradation of the components of the organic acid composition.

Compositions and methods for prophylaxis and therapy of clostridium difficile infection

Provided are compositions and methods for prophylaxis and/or therapy of c. Difficile infection, and for inhibiting dissemination of c.
The Rockefeller University

Methods for dispensing salt-free hypochlorous acid for hand-sanitizing

Taught herein is a method and means of sanitizing a person's hands using an anti-microbial, salt-free, non-allergenic, non-toxic hypochlorous acid (hoci) hand-sanitizing compound applied to a user's hand by a hand-sanitizer dispenser. The dispenser is either automatic or manual and is operated from a wall-mounted dispenser, a table-top-mounted or a free standing unit.

Culture medium containing a spore germination inhibiting or delaying compound

A medium for the culture and detection of target microorganisms, having at least one natural or synthetic specific substrate configured to detect at least one enzyme activity or metabolic activity of the target microorganisms and at least one compound that inhibits or delays the germination of spores of microorganisms, other than the target microorganisms, that are capable of interfering with the culture and detection of the target microorganisms.. .
Biomerieux

Mineral complex, compositions, methods of making, and uses therein

The present invention relates to agriculture and fertilization. In particular, compositions and methods relating to soil amendments, crop fertilization, plant fertilizers, organic waste management, and biocidal mixtures used to kill or inhibit fungi or fungal spores, molds, and mildews, and/or insect infestations applicable for treating crops are provided.
Heart Of Nature Llc

Agricultural composition containing chitin and chitinase-producing bacteria for treating soil and plants

A composition for protecting plants against chitinous pathogens and/or treating infestations of chitinous pathogens comprises pellets which include a source of chitin and a bacteria capable of producing chitinase. In certain embodiments, the bacteria are in the form of spores.

Isolated strain of clonostachys rosea for use as a biological control agent

Described is an isolated strain of the fungus colonostachys rosea termed bvt cr-7 useful as a biological control agent for the treatment of plants. The isolated strain, formulations comprising said strain and/or spores derived from said strain may be applied to plants or plant materials in order to improve plant yield, to improve plant growth, or for the treatment or prevention of diseases or pathogens in the plant..
Bee Vectoring Technology Inc.

Haploid embryogenesis

A switch to haploid embryogenesis is controlled by the activity of histone deacetylases (hdacs). Blocking hdac activity with hdac inhibitors (hdaci), e.g.
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkunding Onderzoek

Two-stage sterilization process for treating heat-resistant spores in great burdock extract drink

The present invention is to provide a two-stage sterilization process for treating heat-resistant spores in a great burdock extract drink, which comprises the steps of sealing dried great burdock and water in a double-kettle pressure cooker; heating liquid mixture of great burdock and water to a first temperature range lower than or equal to 100° c. For at least a first duration during a first-stage sterilization; opening lid of the cooker and filtering out great burdock residue so that all that remains in the cooker is great burdock extract; resealing the cooker and heating the great burdock extract to a second temperature range higher than or equal to 120° c.
Burdock Biotech Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Compositions and methods

Disclosed herein are therapeutic compositions containing non-pathogenic, germination-competent bacterial spores, for the prevention, control, and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, disorders and conditions and for general nutritional health.. .
Seres Therapeutics, Inc.

Compositions comprising bacillus strains and methods of use to suppress the activities and growth of fungal plant pathogens

This invention provides compositions of bacillus strains and methods for using such compositions to inhibit the activity and/or growth of fungal pathogens of plants. In one embodiment, this invention provides a composition comprising bacillus bacteria selected from the group consisting of brevibacillus laterosporus strain cm-3, brevibacillus laterosporus strain cm-33, bacillus amyloliquefaciens bcm-cm5, bacillus licheniformis atcc-11946, bacillus mojavensis bcm-01, bacillus pumilus nrrl-1875, bacillus subtilis 10 dsm-10, bacillus subtilis nrrl-1650, bacillus megaterium bcm-07, paenibacillus polymyxa dsm-36, paenibacillus chitinolyticus dsm-11030, and combinations thereof.
Bio-cat Microbials Llc

Compositions and methods

Disclosed herein are therapeutic compositions containing non-pathogenic, germination-competent bacterial spores, for the prevention, control, and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, disorders and conditions and for general nutritional health.. .

Planting matrices comprising bacillus spp. microorganisms for benefiting plant growth

Compositions are provided that are planting matrices containing spores of bacillus spp. Microorganisms for benefiting plant growth.

Method for producing vegetable products using ultra high pressure

The present invention relates to a method for producing vegetable products, which effectively sterilizes fungi, yeast, pathogenic bacteria, spores of a sporogenic microorganism, etc. Growing in raw vegetables and cooked vegetables, using a non-heat-treated ultra-high pressure sterilization process..

Methods, formulations, and kits for bacterial degradation

Methodologies, formulations, and kits suitable for decontaminating environments containing bacterial spores by degrading the spores. Formulations contain papain, at least one germinant, and optionally one or more additional enzymes.

Methods of eliminating spores

Methods of eliminating spores of spore forming bacteria from the genus clostridium on a surface comprise contacting the surface with an effective amount of an acidic aqueous composition having an acidic ph of from about 1 to about 4 and comprising from about 100 to about 2000 ppm dissolved chlorine dioxide, and a surfactant system having wetting effect and a spore solubilising effect. The surfactant system comprises at least two hydrocarbon ionic surfactants stable for oxidation at the acidic ph, of which at least two surfactants have a difference in hydrocarbon chain length of at least four carbon atoms..
Lifeclean International Ab

Ligand functional substrates

A substrate comprising a crosslinked polymer primer layer, and grafted thereto a ligand-functionalized polymer is provided. The grafted polymer has the requisite affinity for binding neutral or negatively charged biomaterials, such as cells, cell debris, bacteria, spores, viruses, nucleic acids, and proteins, at ph's near or below the pi's of the biomaterials..
3m Innovative Properties Company

Nanoparticulate titanium dioxide nanomaterial modified with functional groups and with citric extracts adsorbed on the surface, for the removal of a wide range of microorganisms

A conjugate of a titanium dioxide nanomaterial and nanoparticulate herbal and/or fruit extracts is synthesized by impregnation, using titanium dioxide as support, to which are adsorbed organic functional groups, inorganic radicals and plant extracts that confer thereon anti-microbial properties with high disinfectant and antiseptic power, removing bacteria, fungi, mycobacteria, spores, mycobacteria, protozoa and viruses. The conjugate is a solid nanomaterial in liquid suspension and is prepared by impregnation to disperse the functional groups and the extract particles, with temperature control to stabilize the interactions within the network of the support.
Inmolecule International Limited

Compositions and methods with efficacy against spores and other organisms

Compositions and methods for the disinfection of surfaces are provided. The compositions include at least about 40 weight percent of a c1-6 alcohol, and a primary enhancer selected from protein denaturants.
Gojo Industries, Inc.

Shelf stable, reduced corrosion, ready to use peroxycarboxylic acid antimicrobial compositions

The present invention relates to shelf stable and/or less corrosive peroxycarboxylic acid antimicrobial compositions, including ready-to-use compositions. Shelf stable compositions can include defined ratios of hydrogen peroxide to peroxycarboxylic acid and/or hydrogen peroxide to protonated carboxylic acid, but need not include strong acid.
Ecolab Usa Inc.

Process for the therapeutic management of diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome using bacillus coagulans sbc-37-01, mtcc 5856

The present invention discloses a process for the therapeutic management of diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome in humans comprising the oral administration of bacillus coagulans sbc37-01, mtcc 5856 (containing not less than 2 billion spores) along with standard treatment of care in a specific manner.. .

Targets and compositions for use in decontamination, immunoprophylaxis, and post-exposure therapy against anthrax

The present invention relates to the decontamination of anthrax spores, prophylaxis and treatment of anthrax infections and, more particularly, to compounds that act as specific inhibitors of b. Anthracis germination/outgrowth-associated proteins, methods and means for making such inhibitors and their use as pharmaceuticals and/or vaccines.
Altimmune Inc.

Spray formulation and its use in plant protection

The present invention relates in a first aspect to a spray formulation. In particular, said spray formulation is a spray formulation adapted for colonisation of plants with spores of endophytes, in particular, entomopathogenic endophytes.
Fachhochschule Bielefeld

Nanostructured spore carrier

Spore carriers suitable for use in biological indicators are described. The spore carriers include a substrate such as polymeric film or non-woven web with a hydrophilic nanostructured layer bonded to it.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Methods for detecting and quantifying viable bacterial endo-spores

Methods and systems for detecting viable bacterial endospores in a sample and related methods to quantify viable bacterial endospores in a sample.. .
California Institute Of Technology

Stable fungal blastospores and methods for their production, stabilization and use

Described herein is a method for blastospore-based insect control products of entomopathogenic fungi including either b. Bassiana or i.
Embrapa

Systems and methods for genotyping seed components

The invention provides methods for obtaining genetic material from plant embryos while preserving their viability as well as methods for performing a molecular analysis of plant embryos, particularly with small quantities of genetic material. The methods may include the steps of collecting shed cellular material from one or more plant embryos; obtaining dna from the shed cellular material; performing a molecular analysis of the dna; and germinating at least one of said one or more plant embryos.
Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc

Systems and methods for genotyping seed components

The invention provides methods for obtaining genetic material from plant embryos while preserving their viability as well as methods for performing a molecular analysis of plant embryos, particularly with small quantities of genetic material. The methods may include the steps of collecting shed cellular material from one or more plant embryos; obtaining dna from the shed cellular material; performing a molecular analysis of the dna; and germinating at least one of said one or more plant embryos.
Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc

Clostridium difficile sporicidal compositions

Disclosed are sporicidal compositions, and methods of use thereof. The sporicidal compositions contain water, an organic solvent, and a spore-germinating agent containing an iodide source, a citrate source or both.
Microdermis Corporation

Process for increasing biomass and spores production of plant growth promoting bacteria of the bacillus genus

The present invention refers to a process designed to increase the production of plant growth-promoting microorganisms of the bacillus genus, using a culture medium poor in nutrients and with specific environmental conditions, allowing to obtain a greater amount of biomass and/or spores, which can be used to prepare solid or liquid compositions to be applied to plants, aiming to promote their growth and/or counteract the effect of phytopathogenic agents.. .
AsociaciÓn De Bananeros De Colombia (augura)

Composition, device, and biological air sampling

The present invention generally relates to air sampling of biological compounds. Specifically, the present invention relates to a device and method for sampling the ambient air for detecting microbial propagules, microbial propagules being any spore, vegetative cell, or virion of microbiological origin including all bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoans, molds, slime molds, chlamydospores, hyphae, and cysts..

Fusion proteins and methods for stimulating plant growth, protecting plants, and immobilizing bacillus spores on plants

The present invention is generally directed to fusion proteins containing a targeting sequence that targets the fusion protein to the exosporium of a bacillus cereus family member. The invention also relates to recombinant bacillus cereus family members expressing such fusion proteins and formulations containing the recombinant bacillus cereus family members expressing the fusion proteins.
Spogen Biotech Inc.

Apparatus for performing sonication

An apparatus for performing sonication on liquid samples comprises a rack for holding an array of sample vials, an ultrasonic probe with an arrangement of recesses corresponding to the array of sample vials and adapted to respectively receive and contact an outer surface of a bottom portion of a respective one of the sample vials, and a counter-holder with an arrangement of pushing members corresponding to the array of sample vials and adapted to respectively apply a force to a respective one of the sample vials so as to push the bottom portion of each vial into contact with the associated recess of the probe. The apparatus can be used in a method of preparing a sample for detection of cell components (e.g.
Merck Patent Gmbh

Methods and solutions for rapidly killing or deactivating spores

Exemplary methods and systems for killing or deactivating spores include applying a fluid to a surface containing a spore; and applying direct or indirect plasma to the surface for a period of time. In some embodiments, the fluid includes water.
Ep Technologies Llc

Methods and groups

A method, for the identification of bacterial isolates suitable for use in bacteriotherapy, the method comprising: (i) preparing a suspension of material collected from a host harbouring microbiota; (ii) addition of an activator of bacterial spores sufficient to allow growth of bacteria from spores present in the suspension; (iii) culturing the suspension; and (iv) identification of at least one bacterial species within the culture.. .
Genome Research Limited

Wipe for killing spores

This invention relates to a wipe for killing spores comprising an absorbent sheet holding an aqueous composition and a sealed package containing the absorbent sheet, wherein the aqueous composition comprises water, an antimicrobial agent and a peroxide. The invention also relates to a process for killing spores using the above-indicated wipe..
American Sterilizer Company

Microcapsules and concrete containing the same

Microcapsules, for inclusion in concrete, adapted to reduce the area of a defect by at least 45% in said concrete once a quantity of said microcapsules has ruptured, said micro-capsules each comprising: a polymeric shell encapsulating a liquid core, wherein the polymeric shell comprises a substantially impermeable polymer layer and the liquid core comprises carbonatogenic bacterial spores, and optionally bacterial nutrients, dispersed in a liquid medium. Also disclosed is a concrete composition comprising a quantity of such microcapsules, and a method of reducing the area of a defect in concrete..
Universiteit Gent

Monolayer food product and methods

Embodiments of the invention include food products and related methods. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for producing a food product.
Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.