The University of Oxford has spun-out Oxford Biotrans to commercialise chemicals using a patented enzyme technology.

The products Biotrans will produce include natural flavours and fragrances, and looks to edge in to a global market worth $22bn.

Luet Wong, inventor of the enzyme technology, said: “The technique makes use of enzymes to transform commonly available natural extracts into our target flavour and fragrance compounds. The process requires little energy and generates almost no waste in contrast to conventional chemical processes.…

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