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Advances in Enzyme Technology — UK Contributions

  • John M. Woodley
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Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 70)

Abstract

Enzyme technology has been a recognised part of bioprocess engineering since its inception in the 1950s and 1960s. In this article the early history of enzyme technology is discussed and the subsequent developments in enzyme isolation, enzyme modification and process technology are described. These creative developments have put enzyme technology in a position of huge potential to contribute to environmentally compatible and cost effective means of industrial chemical synthesis. Recent developments in protein modification to produce designer enzymes are leading a new wave of enzyme application.

Keywords

Enzyme isolation Enzyme technology Enzyme immobilisation Protein engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Woodley
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  1. 1.The Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering, Department of Biochemical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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