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Post  vaseline on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:14 pm

It is the time of new biotechnology when biotechnology can be transformed into commodities rapidly. Nowadays, the development of biochemical industry is rather rapid and swift. It is estimated that 20% to 30% of chemical processes in chemical industry will be replaced by biotechnology processes in the future. In addition, biotechnological industry is expected to become one of leading industries and biochemical industry to become an important chemical industry in the 21st century.

Biochemical technology is a field developed by the cooperation of biological technology and chemical engineering technology, and a key to realize the industrialization of biotechnology. Biochemical technology can provide efficient reactors, new separation mediums, process control technology and reprocessing technology so as to enlarge the application range of biotechnology and update the downstream processing, which can raise the output and quality of biotechnology.

As a traditional basic industry, it is inevitable for chemical industry to face the great challenges of new biotechnology. With the development of the technologies like gene recombination, cell fusion and enzyme immobilization, biotechnology can not only provide numerous and cheap chemical raw materials and products, but also innovate some traditional technologies of some certain chemical products to make less pollution and save more energies. Even some unknown chemical compounds with perfect performances will be synthesized by biological catalysis. These mentioned above are just the remarkable achievements of biochemical industry, which also implies that the potential of further development in biochemical industry is great and considerable.

At present, various countries all over the world have been conducting the study on biochemical industry. Biochemical industry has been a research highlight for many popular chemical companies abroad who have invested much capital and technology into the biotechnology research. Nowadays, chiral compounds synthesis through biological catalysis has become one of pillars in the field of chemicals synthesis. Conventional fermentation industry has been replaced or innovated by recombinant strains. In addition, the research of reactors has been developed into diversification, maximization and high automatization.

In recent years, great development has been achieved in biochemical products in our country. For example, the output of citric acid ranks the top level worldwide; the technology and output of lysine and glutamic acid production has obvious advantages all over the world; the industrialized production scale of acrylamide by microbiological method has lead the world.

In order to further develop biochemical industry in our country, many policies and strategies should be made to accelerate the smooth study of biochemical industry. For instance, the integration of downstream development and upstream development should be stressed; marketable biochemical products should be developed. In addition, our country should invest technology and capital into biochemical industry, attach importance to the role the enterprises play in the development, strengthen the cooperation at home and abroad and the exchange of technology, enhance the team building of biochemical enterprises and take great efforts to open up a new prospect for the development of biochemical industry. Therefore, the development of biochemical industry is a long-term and arduous task, which needs all-out efforts.


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Post  stacybyars on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:59 pm

Interesting input about biochem. A lot has happened in this field since this post and more great things will come! Here is a glimpse of recent news I caught.

According to an article published on, Boston hosted the annual four-day Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention in June. The convention is made up of 5,500 professionals from 2,900 companies across the globe who have the opportunity to attend any of the 25,000 meetings offered at the convention.

The meetings run for approximately 30 minutes. Some attendees, including Atul Saran, a senior vice president of the biotechnology company MedImmune, planned to attend between eight and 12 meetings a day. Others like Michal Preminger, executive director of Harvard University’s Office of Technology Development, juggled even more: Preminger reported that she had 70 BIO meetings entered into her schedule. Attendees also have the opportunity to participate in brief “one-on-one” meetings with up to 400 partners in small booths on the exhibition floor.

Saran told, “If I had to get my head of research together with the head of research of another company—that’s normally a three-month project. Here, it can take place in 30 minutes.” The goal of the convention is to further collaboration within the biotechnology industry.

Alan Eisenberg, executive vice president of emerging companies and business development at BIO, believes that the collaboration that occurs at the convention is “crucial to our business.” By meeting with so many different partners, companies are able to decide who they should work with and how a new partnership could potentially advance their businesses.[url][/url]


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