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Industrial Biotechnology: Heading Toward a Wealth of New Opportunities

7:54 AM MDT | May 25, 2009 | Alex Scott

The development of novel bioprocesses for producing chemicals is accelerating at a pace never seen before, thanks to the convergence of sophisticated information technology (IT) systems, genomics, and chemical processing in the field of industrial biotechnology. The pressure that chemical producers are under to develop and manufacture products more cheaply, sustainably, and quickly is increasingly driving them to industrial biotechnology, also known as white biotechnology. Many chemical firms say they are starting to gain a competitive edge through their...

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