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BASF, Codexis, Dow and Merck Win U.S. Green Chemistry Awards

9:05 AM MDT | June 22, 2010 | Alex Scott and Vincent Valk

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., and Codexis (Redwood City, CA), an enzymes firm, have been honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. EPA for developing a biocatalytic process for the synthesis of the type two diabetes drug Sitagliptin. Dow Chemical and BASF also won awards for their jointly developed hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology. The award, which recognizes economically viable and sustainable technologies, has been presented annually since 1996. A research paper on the Sitagliptin production...

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