BASF And Evolva Join For Synthetic Biology | March 14, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 11 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 14, 2011

BASF And Evolva Join For Synthetic Biology

Department: Business
Keywords: synthetic biology, crop protection, directed evolution, small molecules
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A BASF pilot plant for scaling up fermentation processes.
Credit: BASF
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A BASF pilot plant for scaling up fermentation processes.
Credit: BASF

BASF has signed a joint research agreement with Swiss synthetic biology firm Evolva. The companies will work together on two projects to design and optimize biosynthesis routes for selected natural products with crop protection potential. Evolva uses biosynthetic and evolutionary technologies to create small-molecule compounds for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The collaboration with BASF marks Evolva’s entry into the agriculture market.

 
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