Medical and biotech polymers with own biological activity
For a number of years "Amphion RPC" has been working in
cooperation with “Biomaterials” Academic Centre of the D. Mendeleev
University of Chemical Technology of Russia on the development of
conceptually new products for plant growth – phytoactive polymers.
Finally we are ready to share the results
of our research.
Phytoactive polymers are polymer derivatives of plant growth
and development regulators – high molecular weight compounds
consisting of a polymer carrier and hydrolysis bound
regulator group that gradually release active agent with
This allows phyto-polymers to have a unique range properties
that are quite different from those of regular low molecular
Some of these properties are:
- High-level action at low dosage (1-4 g/h when
applied to seeds and stems);
- Prolonged action;
- Wide range of stimulating doses and concentrations;
- Lower risk of overdose;
- No hazard to human or homeothermic animal animal
- Resistance to incidental loss of active agent (evaporation,
washing out, biodegradation);
- Optimal solubility in water.
Phytoactive polymers can be used in various agricultural
technologies – seed and stem treatment, foliage treatment,
etc. It is important to note that such treatment of the
plants does not require the use of sticking agents,
surfactants, lyophilizers and other additives.
Our phytoactive polymers have undergone extensive testing in
various regions of Russia and in a number of other countries
(Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey).
Products based on phytoactive polymers (Polystimulins)
proved to be rather effective in quite a few technologies
for increasing crop yield and quality when used on such
plants as – sugar beet and other vegetables, grapes, cotton,
tea, grain and fruit crops, linen, ornamental and woody
One of the more advanced uses of phytoactive polymers is the
treatment of seeds (better developed root system and
nutrition area) and stems (improving grafting and rooting).
Another crucial aspect of Polystimulins is that they can be
used as anti-stress solutions increasing the plant’s
resistance to lack of water, salinization, below-zero or
Our research allowed us to develop affordable methods of
synthesis for almost all the main groups of plant growth and
development regulators – auxins, cytokinins, gibberellic
acid, ethylene producers, and others. Some of the results of
our work were reported in a large number of publications. We
received a number of patents, including some European. Our
results were also reported multiple times at the biggest
Russian and international conferences.
It should be noted that in this field of research Russian
scientists managed to get well-ahead of their foreign
colleagues. Currently they are continuing the research of
optimal technologies for synthesis and application of