Medical and Inductrial Application of Enzymes

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  • Medical and Industrial Application of Enzymes
    • Immobilised Enzymes
      • Advantages
        • several enzymes can be used together
        • allows processes to occur at higher temps than normal
        • easily recovered
        • doesnt get mixed up with the product
      • enzyme molecules that are fixed on an inert matrix
        • gel capsule (alginate beads)
    • Biosensor
      • One use of immobilised enzymes
      • 1. Blood contains a mixture of different molecules
        • 2. Enzyme electrode is placed in blood sample
          • Glucose diffuses into the immobilised enzyme layer
            • oxygen is taken up
      • Functions
        • Detection of blood sugar
      • Traducer-changes eneergy to electrical signal


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