Tag: enzyme

Chalmers University researchers develop computer model predict speed of enzyme processing

Chalmers University researchers develop computer model predict speed of enzyme processing

August 31, 2022 |

In Sweden, drug molecules and biofuels can be made to order by living cell factories, where biological enzymes do the job. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a computer model that can predict how fast enzymes work, making it possible to find the most efficient living factories, as well as to study […]

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Researchers discover new artificial enzyme that chews through lignin

Researchers discover new artificial enzyme that chews through lignin

May 31, 2022 |

In Washington state, a new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape. Lignin also stores tremendous potential for renewable energy and materials.  Reporting in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers from Washington State University and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest […]

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University of Texas at Austin researchers create enzyme to break down plastics quickly

University of Texas at Austin researchers create enzyme to break down plastics quickly

May 10, 2022 |

In Texas, an enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days. This discovery, published in Nature, could help solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems: what to do […]

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Codexis product revenue up 227% over last year

Codexis product revenue up 227% over last year

August 8, 2021 |

In California, Codexis, Inc., a leading enzyme engineering company reported record product revenue of $14.7M, up 227% YOY, that drove their product gross margin to a new high of 71%. Product revenues were primarily driven by the sale of enzymes used to manufacture branded pharmaceutical products. “Codexis had an extraordinarily strong second quarter, with record […]

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Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers ID enzyme to create major chemical from polar trees

Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers ID enzyme to create major chemical from polar trees

August 5, 2021 |

In New York state, scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory studying the biochemistry of plant cell walls have identified an enzyme that could turn woody poplar trees into a source for producing a major industrial chemical. The research, just published in Nature Plants, could lead to a new sustainable pathway for making “p-hydroxybenzoic acid,” a chemical […]

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Codexis raises 2021 guidance following huge new order for proprietary enzyme

Codexis raises 2021 guidance following huge new order for proprietary enzyme

June 20, 2021 |

In California, enzyme engineering company, Codexis, is raising its guidance for 2021, following the receipt of a binding purchase order for up to $13.9 million of a proprietary high performance enzyme product from an undisclosed global pharmaceutical company. The majority of this order was not included in Codexis’ prior guidance for 2021; accordingly, the Company […]

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Codexis total revenue up 23%, product revenue doubles year over year

Codexis total revenue up 23%, product revenue doubles year over year

May 9, 2021 |

In California, enzyme engineering company Codexis reported total revenues for Q1 2021 at $18.0 million, an increase of 23% from $14.7 million in Q1 2020. On a segment basis, $14.2 million in revenue was from the Performance Enzymes segment and $3.8 million was from Novel Biotherapeutics. Product revenues increased 101% to $10.2 million in Q1 […]

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University of York researchers lead discovery of valuable enzyme to break down lignocellulose

University of York researchers lead discovery of valuable enzyme to break down lignocellulose

May 5, 2021 |

In the UK, discovery of a novel enzyme that releases a valuable chemical from agricultural waste could provide an important breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals, a new study shows. Researchers – led by the University of York – have discovered an enzyme in a fungus which can act as a catalyst […]

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USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology center for ag innovation

USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology center for ag innovation

March 7, 2021 |

In Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation will invest $3.2 million in a unique biomanufacturing facility at the University of Saskatchewan that will use cutting-edge “engineering biology” technologies to accelerate agri-food innovation and help address food security needs, including canola varieties as meat and non-animal enzyme alternatives. Developing canola varieties more resistant to climate change, […]

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Brazilian researchers genetically engineer fungus to produce enzyme cocktail for 2G ethanol

Brazilian researchers genetically engineer fungus to produce enzyme cocktail for 2G ethanol

August 18, 2020 |

In Brazil, researchers at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) have genetically engineered a fungus to produce a cocktail of enzymes that break down the carbohydrates in biomass, such as sugarcane trash (tops and leaves) and bagasse, into fermentable sugar for industrially efficient conversion into biofuel. The development of low-cost enzyme […]

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