Tag: enzymes

Brazilian researchers find enzymes for breaking down cellulose in gut of capybaras

Brazilian researchers find enzymes for breaking down cellulose in gut of capybaras

May 2, 2022 |

In Brazil, a research group at the Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR), an arm of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), conducted an interdisciplinary study involving omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) and synchrotron light, and discovered two novel families of enzymes with biotechnological potential produced by microorganisms in the gut of […]

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Enzymit Inc. closes $5M seed round for biochemicals, enzymatic tech

Enzymit Inc. closes $5M seed round for biochemicals, enzymatic tech

April 10, 2022 |

In Israel, Enzymit Inc., a syn-bio production platform company, closed a $5 million seed round to accelerate the development of its computational design platform based on enzymatic manufacturing and expand its product pipeline with the new investment. The company uses its computational design platform to engineer ‘new-to-nature’ enzymes for bio-production. These designer enzymes can replace […]

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Effective Enzyme Engineering: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Codexis

Effective Enzyme Engineering: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Codexis

April 10, 2022 |

If you missed Friday’s exclusive Q&A with Codexis story, here’s a more visual way to get an inside look at the enzyme engineering company via this illuminating slide guide they just released. From synthetic biology, the acceleration of enzyme discovery and engineering, the commercialization engine, their customer base, case studies, partnerships, and more.

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University of Warwick scientists use enzymes to create new biochemicals

University of Warwick scientists use enzymes to create new biochemicals

February 16, 2022 |

In the UK, a method of producing vital chemical building blocks for use in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries that mimics how plants manufacture them has been developed by University of Warwick scientists. Using enzymes in the same way that plants do, the scientists have created bacteria that ‘digest’ molecules to synthesize new compounds in […]

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Carbios accelerates its industrial development with new construction

Carbios accelerates its industrial development with new construction

January 23, 2022 |

In France, Carbios, a pioneer in the development of enzymatic solutions dedicated to the end-of-life of plastic and textile polymers, will accelerate the industrial development of its revolutionary enzymatic recycling process (C-ZYME) with the construction of its reference unit in Europe. After studying several potential location proposals, Carbios has shortlisted two of the worlds’ leading […]

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Codexis reports record quarterly revenue thanks to COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine enzyme order

Codexis reports record quarterly revenue thanks to COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine enzyme order

November 7, 2021 |

In California, Codexis, Inc., enzyme engineering company, provided a business update with their Sustainable Manufacturing business demonstrating “remarkable growth, as we significantly executed against the large enzyme orders we received from Pfizer to support its COVID-19 antiviral therapeutic candidate” as well as strong results in the faster-to-market food sector, including enzyme sales for Tate & […]

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New Novozymes enzyme expands role of bioingredients for laundry detergents

New Novozymes enzyme expands role of bioingredients for laundry detergents

September 19, 2021 |

In Denmark, Novozymes launched the natural and biodegradable detergent ingredient Pristine, a phosphodiesterase enzyme (PDE) that breaks down grime, dirt and odor and even prevents it from latching onto fabrics in the first place. Pristine addresses some of biggest unsolved consumer challenges within the laundry category, tackling malodor and discoloration at the source. “This is […]

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BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

July 17, 2021 |

In Colorado, researchers in the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Portsmouth, identified using enzymes as a more sustainable approach for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic in single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and food packaging. The concept, […]

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Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

June 13, 2021 |

News came from Carbios, the French biotech company pioneering new enzymatic solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, that they acquired shares of a joint venture, Carbiolice – which strengthens its capacity to develop its activities on polymers biodegradation beyond PLA (polylactic acid). You may recall that in May, Carbios raised about […]

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Researchers succeed in new enzyme system for hydrogen conversion

Researchers succeed in new enzyme system for hydrogen conversion

May 23, 2021 |

In Germany, a research team from the Technical University of Munich, the RUB, the Center national de la recherche scientifique Marseille and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr succeeded in incorporating the sensitive enzymes into a protective polymer in such a way that they can also be used […]

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