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Biocatalysis and Bioprocesses

ByJean-Marc Engasser

Industrial biocatalysis uses enzymes to carry out transformations of raw materials and precursors into products of interest (Matsuda 2007). The biocatalysts are either isolated enzymes (generally produced by microbial fermentations), or living cells containing the enzymes catalysing the targeted reactions (Aehle 2005).