Poster 113: Varun Garg – Improved Synthetic Bioengineering Production of Polysaccharides and Size-Specific Oligosaccharides of Low Molecular Weight Heparosan, a Heparin Precursor

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Faculty mentor: Kuby Balagurunathan

Heparin is a widely used blood anticoagulant medicine used in millions of surgeries worldwide annually. Currently this medicine is produced using slaughtered pig intestines, which causes many issues and is not a stable world supply. The research focuses on using bioengineering to produce polysaccharides and oligosaccharides of heparosan, a precursor to Heparin.

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