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OPX Hits Acrylic Acid Milestone

2:42 PM MDT | March 27, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

OPX Biotechnologies, a Boulder, CO-based industrial biotechnology firm, says it has reached a “major step toward commercialization” by demonstrating its biobased acrylic acid platform at the 3,000-liter scale.   Michigan Biotech Institute employees inspect fermentation equipment. The demonstration run, performed at Michigan Biotech Institute’s Lansing, MI facility, gives OPX even more confidence it is on the right track, says OPX president and CEO Charles R.  Eggert. “Scale-up milestones are big proof points in this industry. We...

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