Every so often Novozymes releases a video that is informative for everyone, non-scientist and scientist alike. The company is promoting their probiotic and beneficial microbes, of course, but it is nicely done and worth your while nonetheless.

Here is the link if you would like to view it: http://www.novozymes.tv/video/12627455/novozymes-microbial-solutions

Thanks to Debbie Yaver for bringing this to my attention.


After a year of compiling and organizing news from the enzyme industry I am now releasing the first new product of 2016–plus a special bonus.

First the new product, which is based on one of the most popular products from last year, and offers a compilation of the most relevant news from around the enzyme industry worldwide during 2015. We call it Enzyme Industry 2015 Year in Review.

2015 Enzyme Industry Year in Review is a useful resource for any professional in the enzyme industry, or anyone with an interest following the companies in the enzyme industry worldwide. The news highlights from companies impacting the enzyme industry throughout 2015 are included, conveniently organized by month. Links to the original news articles and press releases are also included so you can follow-up on the details as needed. This is the information you need to know to stay on top of what is happening in the fast-moving enzyme industry.

And now the special bonus. 

Included with Enzyme Industry 2015 Year in Review you will receive the full slide deck from a presentation I gave last year called “The Future of Enzymes.” In this talk I laid out where I thought the enzyme industry was headed, and predicted which types of industries would benefit–and which ones would not. You all get all the slides as a pdf, which offer my thoughts on how innovations in the enzyme industry have occurred in the past and which areas offer the most promise for future breakthroughs (and you will have the documentation to hold me fully accountable for my predictions!).

If Enzyme Industry 2015 Year in Review and “The Future of Enzymes” might be of interest to you, you can find more information and links that allow you to buy and immediately download them here.


The Art of Route Scouting

June 1, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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Why Biocatalysis Offers Immediate Benefits for Your Chemistry

May 15, 2015

Tweet 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 […]

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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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