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Optimization of Drying Formulations and Microwave Processing Methodology for the Dry Preservation of Biologics (Elicha Benfield)

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Award date: 
Feb 12, 2013
Award amount: 
$5,000
Organization name: 
Western Carolina University
Principal Investigator: 
Kwochka, William
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship
Region: 
Western

The student fellow will develop microwave protocols and dry preservation formulations to support the ongoing development of dry preserved biological products. The student will further develop drying solution formulations consisting of different concentrations of sugars and salts.

Fiscal year: 
2013