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Evonik and OPXBIO partner to produce biobased chemicals [Registered]

The start-up OPX Biotechnologies, Inc. (OPXBIO) and Evonik recently announced that they are partnering to jointly develop certain biobased specialty chemicals that will use OPXBIO’s proprietary EDGETM (Efficiency Directed Genome Engineering) technology. OPXBIO said both companies will contribute to the bioprocess technology development that is likely to accelerate their development timelines and reduce risk. However, the companies were short on details as to the specific types of chemicals or market applications they are looking to enter. While OPXBIO is currently working on developing biobased acrylic acid in partnership with Dow Chemical, its website mentions that it is working on its…

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