Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University have developed a process which speeds up the development of chemically linked biological and synthetic molecules by 10 times, without altering the natural conditions. This method will make the production of bio conjugates more cost-effective and efficient and be usable for various fields such as Material Science, biomedicine, among others. Bio conjugates are expected to hold promising future. Bio conjugates are found when a biological molecule is joined with another molecule. When previously bio conjugates were not use extensively on account of it being expensive and difficulty in controlling, apart from being extremely time-consuming, the methods developed by the researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University has changed everything.
A new method of growing polymers on proteins also known as protein ATRP on reversible immobilization support which also has been published in the paper Nature Communications, makes use of a technique which controls the growth of synthetic molecular hairs from protein surfaces. These hairs protect the biomolecule by a strong Nano Armor. This is the first example of a well-controlled and fully oxygen tolerant ATRP. These new methods of growing are moving proteins and polymers can have a strong impact on many of the aspects of our daily lives because people across the globe are making use of enzymes in laundry detergents, manufacturing of paper, manufacturing of beer, medicines and various other things.