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Old 10-10-2004, 01:03 AM
Dirk Bussiere
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am an MBA student (also, a Ph.D. in biochemistry) who is in the
process of writing a business plan as a class assignment. In the
context of this assignment, I was wondering if anyone might be
able to suggest natural products which fit the following criteria:

Natural products which are:

1) Impossible, extremely difficult, or extremely expensive to synthesize in bulk

2) Hard or inefficient to isolate from natural sources

3) Of commercial interest to pharmaceutical, vitamin, food, or cosmetic industries

4) The biosynthetic pathway (genes) has been outlined

Number 4 is not absolutely necessary; #1-3 are. Suggestions would be
welcome.

-Dirk
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Old 10-10-2004, 02:13 AM
Iris Cohen
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<< am an MBA student >><BR><BR>
<< Natural products which are:
1) Impossible, extremely difficult, or extremely expensive to synthesize in
bulk >><BR><BR>

Common sense.

<< 2) Hard or inefficient to isolate from natural sources >><BR><BR>

Maple sap

<< 3) Of commercial interest to pharmaceutical, vitamin, food, or cosmetic
industries >><BR><BR>

Both of the above.

<< 4) The biosynthetic pathway (genes) has been outlined >><BR><BR>

Maple sap, yes. Dunno if there is a gene for common sense. Some of us have it;
some don't. It is not confined to humans.
Iris,
Central NY, Zone 5a, Sunset Zone 40
"If we see light at the end of the tunnel, It's the light of the oncoming
train."
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Old 10-10-2004, 02:29 AM
Peter Jason
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Enzymes




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Old 10-10-2004, 09:04 AM
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viable sperm

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Old 10-11-2004, 06:24 PM
Monique Reed
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Man, if you could make really good synthetic saffron or vanilla
flavoring, identical to the natural stuff, you'd be rich.

M. Reed



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Old 10-12-2004, 02:26 AM
Hari Vincent Seldon
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The product "Melange" from the planet Dune (Arrakis) !

Just a SciFi joke :-)

MVH

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Old 10-12-2004, 01:01 PM
Iris Cohen
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<< Natural products which are:
in bulk
industries

Pinon pine nuts, pignolis. I also second the motion on saffron and vanilla.
Iris,
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:49 AM
donald j haarmann
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Self pollinating vanilla bean plants would work too!



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At a Scottish wedding the bridegroom, as was
customary at a wedding breakfast, arose to
respond to the toast of the health of the bride. He
was not used to public speaking and, words
failing him, he contented himself with the response,
"Well, there's naething wrang with the woman" ; and
in proposing the toast of "Applied Science" he
should like to point the moral of this story, and say
that there was nothing wrong with it ; that it was in a
state of absolute health, and in this country, as well
as in others, it was in a state of marvelous fertility,
and as each branch of Applied Sciences was apparently
capable of producing any number of other branches of
Applied Science, as time went on they might expect
a somewhat numerous family.

Sir William Ramsay K.C.B.. D.Sc., LL.D., lF.R.S.
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Old 10-13-2004, 03:18 AM
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The word "vanilla" comes from another word meaning "little bean",
are you proposing a name change from "Vanilla" to "Testicula"? Then
you will have a plant named after a part of you!

In the normal course of events, you need to have a plant growing in
full bloom no matter how you pollinate them.

Sean

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Old 10-13-2004, 03:26 AM
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Er, Iris, pignolis are not the same thing as Pinon nuts the world over.
Here in New Mexico, by state law, if you want to sell something labeled
as a Pinon nut, it must be the seed of either Pinus edulis, P.
monophylla, or P. cembroides. Other pine seeds can be sold as Pine
nuts.

Sean

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