Chapter 9. Industrial Biotechnology in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

  1. Prof. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Prof. Erick J. Vandamme
  1. Maurice C. R. Franssen1,
  2. Manfred Kircher2 and
  3. Roland Wohlgemuth3

Published Online: 29 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527630233.ch9

Industrial Biotechnology: Sustainable Growth and Economic Success

Industrial Biotechnology: Sustainable Growth and Economic Success

How to Cite

Franssen, M. C. R., Kircher, M. and Wohlgemuth, R. (2010) Industrial Biotechnology in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries, in Industrial Biotechnology: Sustainable Growth and Economic Success (eds W. Soetaert and E. J. Vandamme), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527630233.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Ghent University, Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Centre of Expertise – Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wageningen University, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Dreijenplein 8 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Evonik Degussa GmbH, Paul - Baumann - Straße 1, 45772 Marl, Germany

  3. 3

    Research Specialties, Sigma - Aldrich, Industriestraße 25, 9470 Buchs, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 21 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527314423

Online ISBN: 9783527630233

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Keywords:

  • beta-lactam antibiotics;
  • biocatalytic oxidation;
  • polymer building blocks;
  • statins;
  • l-glutamate;
  • price of oil;
  • environmentally compatible materials;
  • polylactic acid

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biocatalytic Processes: Scientific and Technological Perspectives

  • Biocatalytic Processes: Business and Commercial Perspective

  • Safety, Health, and the Environmental Perspective

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgments

  • References