The inventors have isolated and determined the structure
of the mannose-1-phosphate transferase gene (MNN6). MNN6 is involved in the
mannose-1-phosphate addition reaction that is a yeast-specific sugar chain
reaction. The gene can be used to produce acidic sugar chains, either in
vivo or in vitro.
This technology was developed at AIST, Japanís premier,
public research organization.
With research facilities and more than 3,200 employees across Japan, AIST
is an organization that comprises 15 research institutes previously under
the former Agency of Industrial Science and Technology in the Ministry of
International Trade and Industry and the Weights and Measures Training
AIST is seeking to license these technologies and assist
with their commercialization. A number of investment options are currently
Consideration will be provided to a range of financial, strategic, and
commercial investment partnerships.