International Sugar Journal

Evonik develops a microbial fermentation-based process to produce human collagen [Full subscriber]

The specialty chemicals company Evonik has developed a fermentation process for making synthetic collagen with properties similar to those of human collagen but devoid of animal- or human-derived materials. The recombinant technology will, for the first time, provide pharmaceutical, medical, cell culture and tissue engineering markets with a highly soluble, ultra-pure form of collagen that is safe, sustainable and commercially scalable, said the company.

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