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AVA Biochem adds FDCA to porftolio

2:51 PM MST | February 2, 2016 | Rebecca Coons

AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) says it is expanding its portfolio of biobased chemicals to include the building block chemical 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA). Building block chemicals can be converted into a number of high-value chemicals or materials...

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