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2007

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
The closed type plant production system - The A.I.S.T. type GM plant production system
Domain/Category
New Frontier Design - New Frontier Design
Company
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Award Number
07D01022
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2007

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Outline

This entry is for the development of a self-contained, isolated production system for genetically modified plants. Plants developed for medicinal purposes (such as for anticancer drugs or vaccines) can be cultivated in isolation in a completely artificial environment and processed, from harvesting to extraction to refining. Enabling cultivation of a variety of crop species, the system combines expertise in diverse technical fields―plant biotechnology, vegetable "factories", and pharmaceutical production systems. Atmospheric pressure in each room can be controlled at different levels. A system to prevent genetic contamination removes particles such as pollen that are expelled in the air from the facility and sterilizes irrigation water and waste material. Pharmaceuticals are prepared in a production system that supports a high level of air purity (Class 100), and the cultivation chamber light intensity has maximum intensity of 100,000 lux. What's more, the temperature, humidity, and CO2 concentration are controlled automatically, according to programmed instructions.

Producer

Plant Molecular Technology Research Group, Research Institute of Genome-based Biofactory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Director

Plant Molecular Technology Research Group, Research Institute of Genome-based Biofactory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Designer

Agriculture & Biotechnology Department, Engineering Division, KAJIMA CORPORATION

産業技術総合研究所&鹿島建設株式会社

More information

http://www.aist.go.jp/aist_j/aistinfo/aist_today/vol05_08/news/p18.html

Date of Release
2007/3/1
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