May 4, 2010

GlycosBio expands in Malaysia

Chicago-based Glycos Biotechnologies announced today that it is building a biochemical plant as well as a biotech R&D facility in Malaysia under a collaboration with the country's biotech hub Bio-XCell Sdn. Bhd., a government-supported industrial ecosystem focused on the advancement of biotechnology in Malaysia.

Recalling from a previous post on GlycosBio, the company licensed in 2008 a fermentation process developed by Rice University that can convert glycerine into high value organic acids such as formate, lactate, and succinate. GlycosBio are also working on biocatalytic production systems for renewable-based chemicals and fuels from starting materials other than crude glycerin.

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