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Synthetic biology start-up demonstrates glycinate production

July 16, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Synthetic biology start-up Modular Genetics (Woburn, MA) says it has demonstrated the production and downstream purification of the surfactant acyl glutamate via fermentation. Modular has produced and purified the glycinate, and researchers at Unilever have confirmed the produced material was glycinate purified to a “high level” of purity. Along with the shipment of samples to customers, the demonstration completes phase one of a project funded by the National Science Foundation.  K.P. Ananthapadmanabhan, senior principal research...

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