Enzymatic Processes and Enzyme Production
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.