Integrated Microfluidic Process for the Production of Chiral Amines: Scaling-up

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Biochemical Engineering




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Description This is a travel grant. The comparison of performance of the UCL LLE device with the Corning Reactor system could not be completed. We learned that an intermediate step for the scale-up between our microfluidic device and the large Corning reactor is needed. We reported on them in more details in the section "Other Outputs & Knowledge/Future Steps"
Exploitation Route The partner at the Univ of Ljubljana are continuing the work over a Master thesis student.
Sectors Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Description Lectures at UCL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two professors from UL, Slovenia, Prof Znidarsic-Plazl and Prof Plazl, held lectures to UG students in Biochemical Engineering on Biocatalysis in Non-Conventional Media, and Modeling Biocatalytic Reactions, respectively. Additionally, both professors held a seminar on their research in microfluidic enzyme reactors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
Description Presentation at the University Ljubljana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Microfluidics Tools for biocatalytical processes, in particular, results of the BBSRC funded project MicroTools. Postgraduate student (approx. 12) as well as senior researchers and Professors of the University of Ljubljana attended the presentation. Future collaborations in place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016