Hyperaccumulation of Arsenic in S. Cerevisiae

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WSU faculty developed an innovative biological technology that has promise to cost-effectively remove arsenic from drinking water. The technology employs the use of a genetically engineered strain of yeast with the ability to hyper-accumulate arsenic without releasing the arsenic back into the environment. The yeast is being optimized for arsenic accumulation the next step will be the development of bioreactors to remove arsenic from natural groundwater supplies. While federal legislation is still in flux regarding the implementation date for new maximum contaminant levels for arsenic several federal funding opportunities are available from the NIH the EPA and the NSF. WSU is searching for a development partner to advance this technology.

File Number: 01-565

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For Information, Contact:
Joan Dunbar
Associate Vice President for Technology Commercialization
Wayne State University
(313) 577-5542
Barry Rosen
Mallika Ghosh