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The amount of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) harvested from compost is largely affected by the microbial processes taking place during composting and the microbes inhabiting the mature compost. In this study, the microbial changes during the stages of this specific composting process were monitored, and the dominant bacteria of the mature compost were(More)
A Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped bacterium (strain K-39(T)) was isolated from the thermophilic phase of the composting process for oyster mushroom substrate preparation. The strain grew at 40-80 °C (optimum, 65-75 °C), at pH 5-9 (optimum, pH 7), in media containing up to 1.5% (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that(More)
Raman imaging method was used to characterize the effect of different manufacturing technologies on properties of the produced tablets, such as compound distribution, polymorphism, strength, and estimated active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) content. The obtained chemical maps were evaluated based on their visual appearance and on the statistical(More)
Electrospinning (ES) and extrusion of a poorly water-soluble active pharmaceutical ingredient were used to improve its dissolution, which is a major challenge in the field of pharmaceutical technology. Spironolactone was applied as model drug and recently developed polyvinyl caprolactame-polyvinyl acetate-polyethylene glycol graft copolymer (Soluplus®) was(More)
Aromatic hydrocarbons including benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene, and xylene (BTEX) are frequent contaminants of groundwater, the major drinking water resource. Bioremediation is the only sustainable process to clean up these environments. Microbial degradation of BTEX compounds occurs rapidly under aerobic conditions but, in subsurface environments, the(More)
The solvent-free melt electrospinning (MES) method was developed to prepare a drug delivery system with fast release of carvedilol (CAR), a drug with poor water solubility. To the authors knowledge, this is the first report for preparing drug-loaded melt electrospun fibers. Cationic methacrylate copolymer of Eudragit® E type was used as a fiber forming(More)
Raman chemical imaging was used in the characterization of drug-excipient interactions between a drug and different types of cyclodextrins. Detailed analysis was carried out regarding the interactions between the active ingredient (API) and the cyclodextrins and the heterogeneity of the samples was studied using multivariate curve resolution-alternating(More)
Chemical imaging is a rapidly emerging analytical method in pharmaceutical technology. Due to the numerous chemometric solutions available, characterization of pharmaceutical samples with unknown components present has also become possible. This study compares the performance of current state-of-the-art curve resolution methods (multivariate curve(More)
Magnesium stearate (MS) is the most commonly used lubricant in pharmaceutical industry. During blending, MS particles form a thin layer on the surfaces of the excipient and drug particles prohibiting the bonding from forming between the particles. This hydrophobic layer decreases the tensile strength of tablets and prevents water from penetrating into the(More)
Although oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.) is a valuable food, cultivated worldwide on an industrial scale, still very little is known about the microbial dynamics during oyster mushroom substrate preparation. Therefore, the characterization of the microbial dynamics by chemical and biological tools was the objective of this study. During substrate(More)