Two Edgewood Chemical Biological Center projects win awards

March 30, 2003

Two Edgewood Chemical Biological Center projects recently won awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for exemplary work in furthering technology transfer.

The projects, known as "Design, Development, Training, Fielding and Continued Consultation for Mobile Laboratories" and "Antibody Engineering for Expression in Insect Cells and Larvae," received two of 22 awards distributed nationwide by the federal consortium. Both projects involve application of government-developed technologies to commercial enterprises.

The mobile laboratory project relates to the design, development and training for field analysis of chemical and biological materials.

The antibody project addresses a method for manufacturing recombinant proteins in insect cells and larvae. This technology allows for study of the impact of biological agents on genes, using cells derived from insect larvae, which exhibit responses more similar to animal cells than do bacterial cells.

The Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer are made annually to employees who have facilitated the process of transferring a technology developed by a federal laboratory to the marketplace.

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