In the last webinar we discussed why biocatalysis is a technology that can help you solve your current chemistry challenges.  Useful enzymes are readily available from various sources for screening and process development, which has shortened timelines for implementation. Directed evolution has increased confidence in the practicality of biocatalysts to be optimized as needed for scale-up and commercial manufacturing. We showed several examples of how biocatalysis had been used successfully to solve chemical synthesis problems and bring the dual benefits of lower cost and greater sustainability.
Bottom line: Biocatalysis is a viable option now for many chemical transformations.
So, how do you get started to capitalize on the benefits of biocatalysis?
The first step is Route Scouting: identifying and prioritizing the best options for applying enzyme-catalyzed steps.
Our next webinar—The Art of Route Scouting—will show you exactly how Route Scouting is done. As with the previous webinar, this presentation is absolutely free to attend, and you can do so from the convenience of your computer, phone, or mobile device.
Please register for “The Art of Route Scouting” on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:00 AM PDT at:
I look forward to seeing you online on June 24th.

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In 30 minutes or less I’d like to tell you why biocatalysis is a technology that will help you solve your chemistry challenges and how you can gain its benefits now. This informational presentation is absolutely free to attend, and you can do so from the convenience of your computer, phone, or mobile device.
Please register for “Why Biocatalysis Offers Immediate Benefits for Your Chemistry” on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:00 AM PDT using the link below:
You will learn how biocatalysis has advanced into the chemistry mainstream and find out how you can capitalize on its advantages for your synthetic challenges now. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
I look forward to seeing you online next Wednesday.


Key Ideas on Innovation in Enzymes and Biocatalysis

April 14, 2015

Tweet This week I have been attending the conference on Development and Application of Enzymes in Biotechnology in Duesseldorf. It has been a great week for learning about the latest developments in enzymes and their applications, and in biocatalysis technology in particular, with a line-up of uniformly great speakers and timely topics. The fun started […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Biocatalysis Companies … *

March 20, 2015

Tweet * … but were afraid to ask. The all new Biocatalysis Company Guide is now available. To read all about it please go here: Biocatalysis Company Guide  

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What Was the Most Innovative New Enzyme Launched in 2014?

February 11, 2015

Tweet In this post I respectfully offer my candidate for the best and most innovative new enzyme launched last year. It is called LpHera, an alpha-amylase developed by Novozymes that has a lowered pH range for activity and stability. (note the clever incorporation of “pH’ in the name? I love marketing!) The application is the liquefaction of […]

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The One Enzyme Conference I Am Attending This Year

February 10, 2015

Tweet The 2015 conference on Development and Application of Enzymes in Biotechnology, being held in Dusseldorf, Germany April 13-15, should be a highlight for those in the enzyme industry. In fact it may be the best enzyme conference of the year … and I can get you 20% off (see below). I’ll be there, giving the […]

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Recent Enzyme News Headlines

February 6, 2015

Tweet The enzyme industry has been impacted by a few announcements recently. BASF exits partnership with Novozymes and Cargill on bio-based acrylic acid. The project has been running since 2008. Novozymes and Cargill will continue the work to develop the process. Press release from Novozymes. Amyris has announced plans to launch µPharm (microPharm) Discovery and Production Platform, […]

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Where is Innovation in the Enzyme Industry Coming From?

January 30, 2015

Tweet I have been thinking about the sources of innovation in the enzyme industry. It is, after all, a $4.8 billion industry world-wide, certainly large enough to attract the attention of businesses looking for markets to expand into. Where are the new products originating? What is driving innovation in the enzyme field? Where should we be looking for future innovation […]

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10 Best New Enzyme Products

January 26, 2015

Tweet Recently I began thinking about the new enzymes that have been developed and launched and realized that there is no place to find a list of them. Even more glaring is a lack of details about the enzymes, the advantages they offer, and information on the companies that developed them. To remedy that, “10 Best New Enzyme Products” […]

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Cyanide Dihydratase: An Enzyme With Commercial Potential?

January 20, 2015

Tweet I am posting today about an enzyme, still under development but not yet commercially-available, that I believe could have significant commercial applications in the chemical industry and in waste treatment. Drum-roll please: this enzyme is called cyanide dihydratase (EC As the name suggests, it catalyzes the double hydrolysis of cyanide to produce formate, […]

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