TITLE

Codexis scoops award

AUTHOR(S)
Odriscoll, Cath
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;7/17/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 28, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Codexis has been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its directed evolution of biocatalysts involved in producing a key hydroxynitrile intermediate. Hydroxynitrile is a chiral building block for atorvastatin, the active ingredient of cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. The firm claims that biocatalysts made by their directed evolution technology have improved the volumetric productivity of one reaction step involved in the chiral intermediate synthesis.
ACCESSION #
23120796

 

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