In our days, enzymes are highly important vehicles that are used to synthesize valuable chemical compounds. However, the optimization of enzymes, a key discipline in industrial biotechnology, struggles because of natural limitations. A new approach to overcome those restrictions is the high-level production of synthetic proteins containing non-canonical amino acids as performed in the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology.
Flavors and fragrances are constant companions in our daily life. We find them in food and in cosmetics, and of course, the demand for natural ingredients instead of chemicals is increasing. A special group of enzymes allows us to produce these valuable compounds from raw materials.
Welcome to the first of two articles about “Connection Carbon“.
Carbon-carbon bonds are the basis for all vital organic molecules, which makes them attractive building blocks for e.g. pharmaceuticals, fragrances, flavors and many others. The key to an efficient and green production thereof are specific enzymes.