Seeking Expertise and Technology Partner to Produce Chitosan from Animal Biomass
The company has conducted preliminary research on the extraction of chitin from a particular type of animal biomass, and conversion into chitosan via chemical methods. The method has been designed to recover other valuable biomaterials, in addition to chitosan. The research has proven to be feasible and the company is now searching for partners with expertise in chitosan production to scale up this process on a semi-industrial scale.
The technology partner should:
- Have the know-how in chitosan production, including its scale up and optimisation
- Have the necessary facilities for manufacturing test batches of chitosan from animal biomass
- Be able to characterise the produced chitosan according to industry standards, including but not limited to: purity, molecular weight distribution and viscosity, degree of deacetylation, ash/dry matter/heavy metals content, insolubility, protein content, total bacterial and mould count
- Preferably have experience in manufacturing low molecular weight chitosan