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The present invention relates to a process for preparing a biomass, such as from a microbial fermentation, for an extraction process to separate desired chemicals, nutritional products, bioactive components, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, from the biomass. Particularly preferred substances to extract include docosahexaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and arachidonic acid. The present invention also includes extracting the prepared biomass. Biomasses to be treated in accordance with the methods of the invention include plant, animal, and microbial biomass, particularly a microorganism such as Crypthecodinium cohnii and a fungus such as Mortierella alpina.

Title
Process for preparing materials for extraction
Application Number
11/255787
Publication Number
7678931 (B2)
Application Date
October 21, 2005
Publication Date
March 16, 2010
Inventor
Anand Sundararajan
Louisville
KY, US
Jaouad Fichtali
Lexington
KY, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
Assignee
Martek Biosciences Corporation
MD, US
IPC
C11B 1/00
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