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I have spent most of my working life thinking about and working on ways to create and use enzymes more effectively. Now I want to help other companies succeed through consulting, expert witness services, and information products. I have experience in both the technical and business side, starting as a bench scientist in the biotechnology industry and finally creating and running a company that developed new enzyme products. I have a PhD in Chemistry from Harvard University and have spent my entire working life in the biotechnology industry.
My previous company BioCatalytics, Inc. changed the way enzymes were commercialized for the synthesis of chemicals. (BioCatalytics was acquired by Codexis. Inc. in 2007.) Since then I have stayed active in biocatalysis as a consultant and technical advisor. Currently I serve as Sr. VP for Biocatalysis at Provivi, Inc., developing new enzymes for carbene transfer reactions and novel routes to produce pheromones.
Bio-Catalyst.com is all about enzymes, biocatalysis, industrial biotechnology, and biofuels. The blog covers both technical and business issues about the latest enzymes and bio-based products and the companies that make and sell them.
To the best of our ability, the site will offer news and information on these topics, and–occasionally–the most brutally honest reviews that you will find anywhere. We also offer a free newsletter, sent every two weeks to subscribers.
We are available as consultants, expert witnesses, technical and business advisors. We can prepare customized product and market reports or conduct confidential competitor and industry analyses. If you think we can help you in any way, please contact us.
David Rozzell, PhD