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Biological Chemistry

Evonik rolls out nonanimal collagen

by Alex Scott
March 21, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 11

 

Evonik Industries has developed a fermentation process for making synthetic collagen with properties similar to those of human collagen. The German firm says its collagen could replace animal-derived material in medical, pharmaceutical, cell culture, and tissue engineering applications. “This is arguably our biggest innovation breakthrough in recent years,” Evonik says in a statement. The US start-up Geltor also is developing a fermentation process for making collagen for consumer products.

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