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Using enzyme immobilization to boost industrial biocatalysis


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Biocatalysis is a great way to innovate, improve process efficiency, save costs and develop novel processes that are environmentally friendly.
An immobilized enzyme is more than a biocatalyst, and in many instances offers significant advantages over native enzymes. Although native enzymes can only be used one time (making their use costly), an immobilized enzyme is a robust catalytic agent, with diverse advantages and applications.

Immobilized enzymes can be:

  • Recycled
  • Filtered
  • Washed 
  • and Regenerated

They can be used:

  • in water
  • with organic solvents
  • in biphasic systems
  • at high temperatures
  • in different reactor configurations

An immobilized enzyme is made up of 90% carrier and 10% enzyme—with the carrier playing a ...