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Fermentation Technology to Produce Sirolimus

1. Product Presentation

Sirolimus (INN/USAN), also known as rapamycin, is an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent rejection in organ transplantation; it is especially useful in kidney transplants. A macrolide, sirolimus was first discovered as a product of the bacterium Streptomyces hygroscopicus in a soil sample from Easter Island — an island also known as “Rapa Nui”, hence the name.

Molecular weight: 914.9

Empirical formula: C51H79NO13

2. Technology

Strain and technological know-how for fermentation and recovery is available through ITTC:

Strain: Streptomyces hygroscopicus

Final titre: 1.2±0.2 g/L

Fermentation time: 192±24 hrs

Recovery yield: 40%

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