Enzymatic Processes and Enzyme Production

  • Karl Sanford
  • Mike Himmel
Part of the Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology book series (ABAB)


Production and use of enzymes is changing dramatically through innovations in gene expression and protein engineering. Since the establishment of these technologies, scientists and engineers deal with a noticeably different set of challenges in process development. In the 1970s and 1980s, maximum product yield meant empirical and statistical optimization of media and growth. Today, it is more than likely that products are derived from modified genes, driven by optimal promoters, in optimized production host systems cultivated in economical scale processes.


Biomass Sucrose Catalysis Lipase Polysaccharide 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Sanford
    • 1
  • Mike Himmel
    • 2
  1. 1.Genencor InternationalPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryGoldenUSA

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