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METabolic EXplorer signs MOU with Technip to develop biobased L-methionine

9:49 AM MDT | April 15, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technip's France arm to develop the industrial production of 100% biobased L-methionine. The MOU marks the inception of...


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