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A genetically controlled luminescent bacterial reporter assay, the SOS lux test, was developed for rapid detection of environmental genotoxins. The bioassay is based on the recombinant plasmid pPLS-1, which was constructed as a derivative of pBR322, carrying the promoterless luxCDABFE genes of Photobacterium leiognathi downstream of a truncated cda gene(More)
For the b etter part of the 20 th century many large companies have b een focussed on optimizing their mass production process as a way of maximizing their profits. Nowadays, in the existing environment of glob al competitiveness, enhancing the production process remains a significant issue as well. Product configuration b ased on integrated modular product(More)
When implementing a product configuration system in a company making complex and highly engineered products, many decisions need to be made in the early phases of the project. This article presents a framework for supporting the initial scoping process and discusses experiences from applying the framework in an engineering company. The framework covers a(More)
Configuration systems have widely been applied to efficiently address the customization responsiveness squeeze of companies dealing with Mass Cus-tomization. Over time, several frameworks have been introduced to enable their systematic planning , analyses, development and implementation. Traditional research has thereby either focused on defining modelling(More)
A growing demand towards higher product variety has been reported in many industries [1,2]. Acting upon this trend, companies aim at obtaining higher customer value and stronger economic benefits through rapidly responding to individual needs for customization [3]. Nonetheless, high and diverse product mixes are not always beneficial but often challenge(More)
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